I did create the database. When I plug all of the appropriate info into the install page SS gives the note "These database details look all good!" in the MySQL Database section.
When I hit http://www.site.com/db/build?flush=1 I get a 404.
Error 404 Not Found (File does not exist: /home/htdocs/db/build)
I'm not sure if this is related or not, but I do get a warning that SS can't tell if .htaccess, /mysite/, /tutorial/ and /assets/ are writeable. I've set the folder permissions to 777, but I don't have access to the .htaccess since this is a shared server.
There is an .htaccess in the root folder, with 777 permissions. That's not the one that the installer is talking about though. The installer is saying that it can't determine whether or not it has permissions for /htdocs/.htaccess.
The server is running PHP 5.2.
I've tried reinstall a number of times, each with the same result.
I'm going to try installing SS on another shared account that I have to determine if this is something specific to NearlyFreeSpeech.
Well that's two strikes for me, my second attempt on another shared host (site5) halted because that server is running PHP 4.4.7. Dang.
I just took a second look at my first install attempt (on NearlyFreeSpeech.net) and noticed that the server passes the 'memory allocation' check. Why would it pass that check and then fail with a memory size error?