I’ve been making relatively simple, static web pages since 1995.
However, I’m fed up with static text and would like to use a database backend from now on. The only dynamic sites I have created were Lotus Notes/Domino databases.
I am interested in using Slashcode, the base code used for http://slashdot.org, as the basis for my web site.
I downloaded the code from SourceForge, and read the installation instructions a little. I do not yet know much about Linux (though I have been messing around with it here and there since 1996, but not enough to do much), am inexperienced with coding CGI scripts, etc etc … basically, anything relevant to getting Slashcode to work I have done some SQL databases for classes, and have about 3 years of Java experience, so I am fairly confident I’ll get the hang of it with a little work.
Judging fromt the installation giude at http://slashcode.com/docs/INSTALL.html , I am not sure if the Slashcode is compatible with the backend system in place at Dreamhost.
Does anyone have any idea if this is possible, and/or what I would need to do to get it running? The instructions tell me to do a number of things that (for good reason) Dreamhost restricts me from doing (such as modifying installations of MySQL, Apache, etc).
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!