This is a new area for me as well, but I'm not so sure it has to do with virtual hosting. For example, I can run PHP, ASP (both classic and .NET), Perl, Ruby, Python and so on. I even run windows EXE's as CGI's that I did in another language. I think it could work if we could run RB from the command line. Then again what do I know.. If you buy it and that fixes it for you get back to me.
The only thing I have been able to do with RB so far is to run RB and Abyss side by side on different ports. RB on 8008 and Abyss on 8080. Then i just call my app from a page. It's clunky but it works.
Abyss is pretty easy to set-up I kinda like it. Spoke to tech support about running RunBasic behind Abyss and they said that the new version 2.7, due out in a few months, will allow for 'reverse-proxy' currently 2.6 does not have this feature.
They might have a 'test' version of 2.7 out shortly and they will send a me a copy.
I guess after you reach 50 posts you get a green Star
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That's good news because I really like the speed of development time with RunBASIC. I would hate to have to port my code just to have some extra security and FastCGI, which by the way I don't think Apache fully supports. I know that RB doesn't support it either (not yet anyway) but I can still create FCGI apps using a more traditional language + Abyss.
Thanks for the heads up! Jack
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2009 6:19:37 GMT -5 by JackWebb
I'm running 2.7 (the "pro" version) and quite frankly I'm having difficulties getting PHP to work. I don't see any "reverse proxy" settings that was mentioned previously but that said I'm not an expert user.
After some frustration with my webhost and other 3rd party software I jumped ship and am perusing the self-host route. For starters I moved my domain hosting and dns management to DynDNS and pointing my RunBasic powered site to one port and my static HTML site to another.
FWIW I had purchased RunBasic some time ago and in spite of good intentions just never really used it except for some playing around. In a fit of nostalgia for the old days (brought up on a TRS-80 Model I and HAD to learn BASIC to get any use out of it) I decided it's time to have some fun again. Let's hope this mood lasts until I get a site off the ground with RunBASIC. LOL