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 stable download page 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..