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Searching eZ publish webhosting

Searching eZ publish webhosting

Wednesday 10 May 2006 8:22:43 am - 31 replies

My current host insists upon running PHP via CGI. As such, I am unable to use eZ Publish for my website.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a basic hosting solution that would support eZ Publish?

Modified on Wednesday 10 May 2006 9:15:27 am by David Hupp

Wednesday 10 May 2006 8:49:37 am

Hi David

Welcome to the eZ community!

Maybe you'll find some nice webhosting here:

Modified on Wednesday 10 May 2006 8:50:03 am by Kristof Coomans

Wednesday 10 May 2006 11:21:27 am

..and exists webhosting for eZ publish which has the same or better prices than ..I guess the partner-prices are pretty expensive..or am I wrong?

Wednesday 10 May 2006 11:49:01 am

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Thursday 11 May 2006 1:54:55 pm

Find a low cost host solution that fullfill ezpublish requirements, is not easy.

Please see my sugestion:

Modified on Thursday 11 May 2006 2:10:12 pm by Alexandre Cunha

Thursday 11 May 2006 3:04:05 pm

Nice Alexandre! I agree. Webhosting for LAMP (linux, apche, mysql, php) should be cheap as it always has been, but to support the ez publish's difficult to get a reasonable price as you say..

Maybe ez systems can comment this?! I also think it would be great that ez systems creates a page here where isp's can publish their offers, prices, and where we can add comments from experience.

Thursday 13 July 2006 10:32:18 pm

I have the same problem. Can you say for certain that ez 3.8.1 wont work when php 4.4 has been installed in a cgi installation?


Friday 14 July 2006 12:52:04 am

We were on a shared host for cheap, but they upgraded from 4.3 to 4.4 php and did not tell me, and it broke all of my sites.

After that, we switched to a dedicated server on which we host about 20 of our eZ sites.

I think that the reason that it is not a focus of eZ Systems to make eZ compatible with the inexpensive shared hosts is its positioning as an Enterprise Content Management system, rather than as a simple blogging tool or gallery system. Those types of systems are more end-user oriented, and eZ is more integrator focused. While this is a bit of a generalization, it has been our experience that most of our enterprise level clients have their own hosting facilities, servers, and IT staff, and the systems are built and configured to host eZ and not do anything else.

Friday 14 July 2006 9:50:38 am

Ok, I understand. My host however says they can run php 4.4 over a cgi installation inaddition to the php already running on the dedicated box, which is high spec.

So I need to know if ez will work in this manner, yes or no? Has anyone tried this?


Modified on Friday 14 July 2006 10:47:26 am by P G

Friday 14 July 2006 2:39:02 pm


It doesn't seems to work out of the box with cgi and that's not the mainstream config.

Moreover, ez is rather ressource intensive and needs special tuning to work well (accelerator, imagemagic, >8Mb of memory, cron, php cli...).

Bottom line: if you're not able to install software and tune them how you want, you're going to spend quite a few time trying to tweek in the dark.

A dedicated server is the solution I'd recommend, but you can host several websites on one host.


Friday 14 July 2006 3:13:38 pm

Thank you, any recomendations as to hosting provider. I see webdeal are a partner.


Modified on Friday 14 July 2006 3:14:08 pm by P G

Friday 14 July 2006 4:46:42 pm

I am working on an eZ site for a non-profit organisation with almost no budget. After trying out many hosting providers, we have chosen who offer VPS accounts for a very sharp price.

Friday 14 July 2006 8:06:23 pm

An idea for eZ systems is that they start a service which offers hosting..guess they can afford making a automatic system here where they can earn some more money blunk.gif Emoticon ..and then we all have a good, fast, tuned solution from the creator.. for ez p hosting.

Please give me credit for this very magical and fantastic idea :p

Modified on Friday 14 July 2006 8:07:40 pm by K259

Sunday 16 July 2006 12:49:01 am

I got a VPS account (128MB ram) from JaguarPC for my other sites. and I'm now testing eZ Publish on it. I found it doesn't run fast, I guess it must be very hungry for hardware resources, but am unsure.

Sunday 16 July 2006 3:03:57 am

Yes, it takes a lot of resources and is not so very fast unless your hardware is great! But, you can tune it, and use's btw. a must..and also to use a php accellerator to improve performance.

Tuesday 01 August 2006 11:27:47 pm

am hosting on ... great fast and cheap blunk.gif Emoticon

Saturday 26 August 2006 12:21:50 pm


What plan are signing for and how much does it cost? Moreover, will allow for these settings (see link below)


Tuesday 29 May 2007 12:17:02 pm

Hi there,
I usually don't like shared hostings, but I had to move my website from a powerful VPS to one of them, which actually was my domain reg mantainer. I'm really satisfied with the results! The website runs like a breeze and the ezpublish finetune was perfect.
They have servers with php 4.4.x on it, just ask them at the moment of purchase to have your account set up on those servers. It's also very cheap.

Wednesday 13 June 2007 1:44:58 am

This is an interesting topic, and it's nice to see friends participating.

We tried running eZ on VPS environments without much success.

This is the tricky part:

While most VPS providers guarantee memory and CPU, the bottleneck comes with disk I/O. If you are lucky you'll be in an uncrowded VPS, but as the server gets more users, things will become slower, and slower.

The above situation is made even worse by the fact that eZ relies on caching output to files in the filesystem, therefore relying on a fast hard disk for reads and writes.

In our experience, the simplest dedicated server can compete with higher priced VPS plans.

It's painful to take the plunge to a manage dedicated, but it is worth it if you have a few sites.

I am unsure about how many hosting partners there are, but WebDeal ( comes to mind as a reliable provider.

Good luck!

Felipe Jaramillo

Modified on Wednesday 13 June 2007 1:46:48 am by Felipe Jaramillo

Tuesday 03 July 2007 12:14:14 pm

Like Felipe,

We are managing some ez publish sites with great performance in some low cost dedicated servers in Germany, with similar prices to a VPS, but their support is having some problems in the last months, so I will not post their name at this time...

It's true the big problem is to manage the servers... but the control and performance are worth the extra time...

We had also good experience with dedicated servers. Anyway hosting experience are always a particular experience... blunk.gif Emoticon

Tuesday 02 October 2007 5:31:14 pm

Ok, I understand. My host however says they can run php 4.4 over a cgi installation inaddition to the php already running on the dedicated box, which is high spec.


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