I need linux hosting with php/mysql. Nothing special bandwidth/diskspace wise, (it's only for a beta site).
Problem is, I need to be able to edit the mysql options file (my.cfg) but I can't find any shared hosting package which allows this, because the settings in that file affect the entire mysql server not just the database. specifically, I need to edit the ft_min_word_len and ft_stop_file variables.
what are my options? I can't afford dedicated hosting. can anyone suggest a host or a workaround?
What you want is a VPS (Virtual Private Server), because thats the only want you'll be able to modify those values and not affect everyone else. You *might* be able to get those values modifed on some hosts, but be warned if they don't ask questions. I know I would ask questions (reasonable ones, of course) about why they need it, just so I have some justificiation. If the host you're looking at just blindly changes MySQL values without any research into what they do, I dunno if I'd trust them for my hosting...
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