Delete application if don't have root access on managed server?
Wowza process apparently runs as root on my
managed dedicated server, so when create new /application sub-directories, then Wowza creates sub-directories under mine (e.g. sharedobject) which are owned by root.
Since I don't have root access, this means I have to file a support ticket with my host provider in order to delete the /application sub-directory which I created.
The "solution" (work-around) my host offered is to run a script on cron that chown's to my userid, all sub-directories in the hierarchy under /application. The caveats cause tsuris:
1. The sub-directories won't be writable or deletable by me for up to the max period of the cron cycle.
2. Some SFTP clients (e.g. at least the older version of VanDyke's SecureFX I am using) may cache the owner id and permission bits, so I will actually have to remember to close the open connection window (not just disconnect) and re-connect, if I had already been "Access denied" in that session on a Wowza process created sub-directory delete (rename, etc).
3. Have to remember to transport this cron script to any new server. Adds to the number of little things that have to be remembered.
4. Is a burden on every managed host, especially if they do not yet know about this issue and will have to field a support ticket, figure it out, then contemplate a solution.
Is it possible to arrive at a more correct solution for managed hosting? Could the Wowza process chown to the owner of the parent directory? And/or, could there be some admin tool?
I suggest that you hosting company learns how to use the chown & chmod command correctly. Specifically using chmod g+s to set the group name on sub dirs. Also, if it is a dedicated server then they should give you root access or at least sudo access.
Is the API documentation is only available in a PDF file? That makes it extremely tedious to jump around quickly and get a feel for the API. I like .chm help files the best for APIs. I think perhaps they are now cross-platform, not only Window Help files. See the documentation downloads for PHP as an example.
The API documentation is available as html javadocs in the Wowza installation packages.
Even this reply box on the forum is only 5 lines tall, I can barely see what I am writing here. It says "Quick Reply" above and if I click "Go Advanced" button at bottom it opens a box with 12 lines height, but the box doesn't expand vertically as a type, instead a scrollbar appears. Forum sites these days have figured out how to let the textarea height grow instead of showing a scrollbar.
Look on the right hand side of the Quick Reply box. There are a couple of arrows which will change the size of the text area.