[Mono-list] Mono shared hosting

Steve Deobald steve@citygroup.ca
Mon, 09 Aug 2004 07:17:47 -0600

On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 01:18, Tim Anderson (ITWriting) wrote:
> 1. How suitable is Mono XSP (with mod_mono) for an ISP offering shared
> hosting? Two big issues are clear separation between multiple web sites,
> and whether multiple Mono-driven sites imposes too heavy a resource
> requirement on typical shared hosting servers?

Mono/XSP works quite well in terms of separation of websites. The only
real bug I've experienced with mod_mono/XSP is corrected in 1.0.1. It
should be noted that this bug is in a feature I originally pestered
Gonzalo for (wildcards), so we're lucky to have it at all. :) 

Performance is not comparable to Win2003/IIS6.0 for the same ASP.net
code, obviously, but with both Mono (class libs, etc.) and XSP improving
all the time, this gap is quickly narrowing.

> 2. Does anyone know of ISPs offering mono right now?

Although we're not an ISP, we do provide Mono webhosting on our Linux
servers. Feel free to have a look at www.cityhost.ca. Also, we offer
free hosting, service, and support for open source projects
(particularly any with a relation to Mono).

Steve Deobald
Mono 1.0 web hosting