Adventures with Plone, Part II
Once I had Plone up and running on my desktop, I did some research to find out what I needed to do to get it installed and running on my shared host account. Well, it didn't take very long to find the answer in the Dreamhost Wiki:
"As of August 2006, Plone is not allowed on DreamHost because it requires Zope, and Zope is not allowed because it consumes too many resources...."
So much for that bright idea! So I decided to see what folks in the know had to say about this and found this in the documentation at Plone.org in a How-To titled Plone System Resources for a Small Site:
"One could say that you need server root privileges to run Plone, though it's technically possible without root privileges if the web hosting provider co-operates with you. Also, Plone gulps quite much RAM memory. Read more about it below. You might want to use virtual server, real server or Zope specific host company to run Plone web site, since most low end web hosting solutions don't provide enough flexibility to run Plone...."
So I guess it's off to Plan B, which is to install Plone on my home network's Linux server and see for myself what demands are made on the resources by Plone and Zope!