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Web host says they won't install Mahara

Thomas Soerens's profile picture
Posts: 3

29 May 2009, 8:58 AM

I requested a fairly strong and well-known web host, usually with a good service record, to install Mahara for me, and got back this reply:

 "We have tried installing the script, but I'm afraid that the application requires much higher limits and resources than our shared servers can allocate for a single account. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to install it for you. I'm sorry. "

   Did I miss something on the technical side that Mahara needs a dedicated server or some such environment in order to work properly?   What's the scoop here?

Heinz Krettek's profile picture
Posts: 480

29 May 2009, 1:09 PM

Hi Thomas,

the requirements to install mahara are posted in the wiki:

Feel free to ask if I can give you assistance with the install. My own Mahara site runs on a shared host.

HTH Heinz



Thomas Soerens's profile picture
Posts: 3

29 May 2009, 1:25 PM

  They have it working now!!  Thanks for replying and the offer of help.
Lucky Wadhwa's profile picture
Posts: 2

12 June 2009, 12:06 AM

Hi Heinz,
I tried a number of webhosts for installing Mahara, but I faced one or another issue with the requirements for Mahara.
Can you please help me by giving me the names of some shared hosts where I can install my Mahara?
Thanks in advance

Victor Arenas's profile picture
Posts: 15

02 July 2009, 7:09 AM


 I had to move mine away from Network Solutions, to These guys are great, and mahara runs like a champ. Not only everything works and speed is excellent, but the price is very good.  



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