[Koha] How to install by uploading through FTP

Galen Charlton gmcharlt at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 11:14:35 NZDT 2011


On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Steven Santos <Steven at simplycircus.com> wrote:
> Would it make more sense, in the long-term, to develop Koha as an FTPable
> application?

Koha can already be installed as a non-root user (assuming that there
is *some* provision for updating the Apache configuration to add the
virtual host definitions used by a typical Koha installation).  The
trade-off is more complexity during the installation, potentially

* compiling Yaz and Zebra from source
* installing all the Perl modules from CPAN

However, while I appreciate that there are a great many libraries that
would have a difficult time getting root access on a box, it's getting
easier all the time.  Specifically, if you are considering hosting
your own Koha database on something other than a server that you own
and have root (or sudo) access to, consider using a VPS service rather
than a traditional web host.  The cost of a lowend VPS suitable for
running a small Koha database is comparable to what you would be
charged for a traditional web host that provides non-root shell


Galen Charlton
gmcharlt at gmail.com

More information about the Koha mailing list