Originally Posted by luke
As far as I remember, last time bachok informed me that even if we upgrade the server hosting plan to get the SSH access to install the LaTeX support, there is no guarantee we will be able to install it since we are on a shared hosting plan.
No SSH access? I might be wrong but I thought that comes with most hosting plans, even if it's a shared one. How was the mediawiki installed in the first place?
Plus the guys at the hosting company seems to have no interest in assisting us on the installation either. So, the final decision last time is to not take the risk of increasing our annual hosting fee for nothing.
In that case, I'm amazed why we are still sticking to the same hosting company. I have done my research when I started my own mediawiki site and I know there are hosts who offer top notch technical support. Besides, from the whois info
, our web host is hostdime(or worse, a reseller of hostdime) and our site is hosted on a server at Florida. Of all places, Florida! That's exactly halfway across the globe from Malaysia, and according to Alexa
, about 62% of recom's visitors are from Malaysia. Malaysia's broadband isn't exactly top notch and I tend to believe shifting to a closer server(California maybe, or better still, Malaysia or Singapore) will help improve the forum loading speed for the majority of users.
May I know which hosting plan we're on, the bandwidth and space usage, and uptime of recom.org?
Btw, my question about whether the TeX support for mediawiki is enabled or not is still unanswered. I was thinking that if it is, then we can generate the formulas in .png format there and link it from there. Just a thought, maybe it won't work.