As it turns out, I can do way more on my web server than I had thought!
Many times have I complained how restrictive being on a shared machine is and how admin-level access is pretty much mandatory for installing anything big. Turns out that’s not actually the case. Yes, for some tooling there’s just no way around it, but I’ve found a lot of things can be made to work in just your part of the system, without requiring any sort of fancy permissions.
I came to this conclusion today after successfully getting the latest Java version running and installing a C# compiler and running an executable with it. That shit blew my fucking mind, I tell you. This opens up so many possibilities. If there’s a compiler for it, I can probably get it to run on my server. This gives me near complete freedom in how I handle server-side parts of my software. Feels great!
In hindsight I honestly have no idea how I ever thought putting a new compiler or something similar on there was an impossible task. It was a rather easy process, too. Guess that’s what I get for still knowing fuck-all about how CLIs actually work.
Hindsight’s 20/20, but the future doesn’t look too bad either.