I'm trying to install Silverstripe on Bluehost, but like so many others, am getting the "You need mod_rewrite to use friendly URLs with SilverStripe, but it is not enabled." error on the installation page. I have been assured by Bluehost that it is enabled. I have been trying to get this to work for the past 3 days and, don't trust the recommended hosts list now. Has anyone successfully installed Silverstripe on their first try with any webhost?
I also have serious troubles getting some SilverStripe sites up and running.
Now I'm thinking about getting a hosting provider which is specialized in hosting SS sites : https://my.a2hosting.com/
Before having again some kind of dissappointment concerning the service provided, is there a provider
known by you guys delivering an optimal environment for SS applic ?
if you look near the bottom of the [url=http://www.silverstripe.org/stable-download/]stable download page[/url] it looks like silverstripe recommends arvixe. i've never tried them, and dont know your localization preferences, but that seems to be who they vouch for.
As will_r mentioned, VPS is much better but obviously not $4 /month. also, if you come across any plans that offer a plesk system, you may want to avoid them..