I use and HIGHLY recommend HotDrupal for your drupal shared hosting needs. Don't let their under-designed site fool you. Anyhow, I was setting up a new account there, and naturally, drush installation is de rigueur. However, as a shared host, my ssh account has limited privileges to use the pear installer.
Someone asked me an interesting question yesterday; "Do you prefer Mac or Windows?" The question engages me because I want to give an hour-long dissertation on the relative advantages of Mac, Windows and Ubuntu. Knowing that my self-indulgent filibuster will drive my friend to tears of sorry boredom, I gave the classic consultant answer; "It depends," and see if she bites for a little bit more.
Recently I offered to give a presentation to my local Drupal user's group (TriDUG) on MAMP-style solutions. I left home earlier than necessary with the plan of simply referencing my Android LG Optimus for directions while en-route. As I would find out out, this would be a colossally bad decision. I use my phone for navigation all the time and largely without incident. So, I set the destination before driving, follow the directions, and I'm golden. "Navigate to the Kadampa Center" gave me directions to some location in far-away NY. Let's try again.
I'll be presenting today to the TriDUG group at 12 noon; "M/W/XAMPP Solutions for Local Development" at the Kadampa Center in Raleigh. I would love it if you can join us. The TriDUG community is a great community to meet.
The good news for me is that I'll be turning off this Windows Server 2003 VPS shortly. However, until then, I've been using WinSCP to sync my Win/XAMPP based environment with a genuine LAMP environment. WinSCP is an excellent file transfer utility for that platform that doesn't talk "rysnc" for whatever reason.
In the tussle among the many Content Management Systems (CMS) communities who are vying for more users is what might be the most common brag; “Our community is the most helpful!” As someone who works within three CMS platforms, i.e., [scg_html_drupal], WordPress and Umbraco, I have found the Drupal commun