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[closed] Hosting known to work with mu (31 posts)

  1. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Could anyone recommend a host known to work with WordPressMU. My current host works great with WordPress, but apparently either doesn't have Smarty installed or doesn't have it installed properly or something.

    I'd prefer a shared hosting provider with an option for dedicated server if it's needed later, but mostly just a reasonably priced, reliable host that works with the software.

  2. partypageusa
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    MU doesn't use smarty template anymore.

  3. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Oh, well, I may try installing it again then. Original request still stands though - anyone have a recommendation for a host that MU has been tested on?

  4. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    The requirements on the download page still say that Smarty is required, fwiw. And after looking at that page, I know that I have issues with mod_rewrite since fancy urls have never worked right and I don't know about the other requirement. I'll still try installing on my current host, but not holding my breath.

  5. jaseone
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    The download page is out of date.

    A recommended host is A Small Orange, they are great and I have several accounts there for various reasons. They are also willing to setup the Wildcard DNS and ServerAlias changes on shared hosting to enable the VHOST functionaltiy as well.

  6. mcblogs
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    yeah, i second the recommendation for A Small Orange. i was having a difficult time getting mu to work at dreamhost but i was able to get mu working on the first try at a small orange. j

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Just went with the A Small Orange recommendation and they rule. VPS for the win.

  8. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I use ICDsoft (icdsoft.com). The only downside is that they are really picky about wildcards so you may not be able to use subdomains. Other than that they are a great host and I have been happy with them for nearly seven years now.

    Like I said though, if you want to use subdomains then you might want to look elsewhere. I've learned to deal with not using subdomains because they have servers in a boston datacenter and my site is Boston oriented thus making load times incredibly fast for most of my users.

  9. inertia
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    http://hostgator.com - good support, nice prices and they switch subdomains on if you request.

  10. partypageusa
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I use http://netbunch.com
    They have a special right now.

  11. sskhalsa
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    http://www.canaca.com

    wpmu worked on there with one install, no need to edit any apache settings or anything

  12. mspecht
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    http://www.takethathost.com are also willing to setup wildcards etc.

  13. techwench
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I've installed on both Rochen and Surpass with no problems.

    Both hosts had wildcard dns and apache vhost setup within hours of request (Rochen was a matter of minutes).

    (edit: okay, there were problems, but that was due to .haccess rewrite rules and bad javascript...not the host's fault)

  14. p3bundles
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    My current host will not enable Shell/ssh access for me and they have suggested I get a VPS for $90 / month plus $30 more for allowing me shell access...

    What are the minimum things I should be looking for in a host? I just need to know what I should look for... I am planning on using WordPRess Multi for a large group of friends and family that are not technically savvy.

    Any advise would be great. Thanks.

  15. jaseone
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Review the lists of hosts recommended above and go with the one that feels the most comfortable to you but I would definitely change hosts, $90/month for a VPS is on the higher end and $30 for shell access is just highway robbery. Who is your current host so people will know to avoid them?

  16. p3bundles
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Jaseone,
    Thanks for the reply.
    My current host is Siteground... They have been great on everything else and they answer all of my questions under 10 minutes but they are not willing to budge on this one.

    I will look into the hosting options posted in this thread...
    Thanks.

  17. jonimueller
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I'm glad to see that Surpass Hosting is recommended. I just placed a help desk request to them to get my WPMU site off the ground! Thanks! Good hosting ... like a good man ... is so hard to find! ha!

  18. Farms
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Heh :)

    http://psek.com are good

  19. Edd
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    http://www.hosting-unlimited.net is another good one. Did all the wildcard business for me and I had the site set up in no time. I have used them for other sites and my site was down like once in the whole year of hosting. Plus, they're support system is 24 hour so when you ask for help you always get a reply within the hour. Also, you can get their £60 elite package for £20 on ebay, and it doesn't rise back to £60 when you have to renew.

  20. ballen
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    In probably a couple months, my company may be pushing PHP hosting... Since I am a huge user, and I am the linux big wig, I am pretty sure we will be friendly with WP. :)
    I guess that doesn't help much now... But hey, in the future eh?

  21. zeug
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    http://www.adthosting.com/ is a good cPanel host for Mu. Wildcard DNS and Virtual Hosts are default and they helped me install Mu in a cPanel subdomain rather than the root. Seems to be working nicely so far.

  22. Cruz
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    http://www.credithosting.com works well with wordpress mu. I had some trouble earlier running mu at first, but the technicians solved the issue for me.

  23. Farms
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Don't go anywhere near Surpass... I've just wasted a whole weekend trying to transfer some simple accounts over to them... they're rude and useless.

    10 minute support response... try over 10 HOURS. Bloody terrible!

    I'm still with http://psek.com and hoping that they can cut me some more space for the same $... how about a thread for *good* hosts for WPMU, am still up for it if psek don't come through.

  24. jonimueller
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Farms, I'm sorry you had that problem. I have 13 domains I needed transferred from [the host who shall remain nameless]. But the difference may be that I just got a Web Host Manager account and moved the domains' nameservers myself. So I basically had one account that needed to be set up. I've never gone mre than 18 hours or so without a response from them. I'm sorry you had that bad experience.

  25. gappiah
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Hmmmmm .........

    "18 hours or so" to get response from your host ... and that seem normal to you?

    Granted ... I've only been in this hosting stuff for a little over a year, but I've NEVER waited for more than 30mins to get support, even on weeekends.

  26. gappiah
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Posted twice .. and didn't know how to delete the second, so I had to edit :-)

  27. Farms
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Not your fault Joni... good lesson learnt for me :)

  28. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    gappiah: we can't really delete posts. which I would love to know why if anyone just happens to have that knowledge :)

  29. blips
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Disappointed with hosting and sick of being treated as a ***censored*** i decided to become a reseller with a top rated hosting company. I was taken serious, a request to be able to have wildcard domains was honored in under 10 minutes. See my weblog at http://usadutch.com/blips and my WPMU setup at http://megaweblog.com (over 100 templates and a forum, to test login as test/test please do not start a new weblog unless you really want to use it.

  30. kalam
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I use http://www.afandina.com
    They are wonderful, and helpful, as they have good experience with wordpress, it seems

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  • Started 16 years ago by tomhanna
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