I currently have a hosting around from Solid Shell Security and one from Blue Host (both great web hosts not trying to cut them down here) and I can't seem to run CLI applications on either of them. Is this normal for shared hosting? Do I need a dedicated server?


If you have SSH then you should be able to run CLI applications from there.

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  • Yep, that was it. SolidShellSecurity is setting me up now and I've sent in e-mail to BlueHost so all is going well!!! :D – Amanda W May 11 '13 at 1:05
  • Also depending on your account privileges (normally only root can install packages) and the libraries installed you might not be able to run your CLI app. – user555 May 11 '13 at 13:43

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