In order to reply I needed to sign up for an account. The anonymous poster was me.
When you say 'It's a consistant (sic) process' did you mean that it is against the rules to install any application/framework by oneself, or that it is specifically against the rules to install mono?
I know that others have installed application's such as subversion so I am assuming that this is a policy specifically regarding mono.
I had forgortten that I had an IM archive with a friend that has a dreamhost account. I've looked through that archive and found a tech support reference that he has regarding mono on dreamhost servers. In his email to tech support he asked:
"Hello, A friend of mine is looking for a host that supports ASP.NET. I was wondering if there is any way to use ASP.NET (via mono) with your hosting package? If you do not officially support it is there a way for a user to install it on his/her account?"
The response was:
"Sorry, we don't support ASP.NET as we run Linux servers. If you've found a way to run ASP.NET on unix you're free to attempt to get it running on your account, but we won't be able to offer any support. Thanks! James"
Both your statement and this one cannot coexist as they seem to completely contradict each other. Are there any other pieces of information missing that might provide the glue to make both of these responses accurate?
If it turns out that it is against the rules to install mono, why is it specifically against the rules to install mono and not other applications such as subversion?
I am just looking for more information about various hosting services so that I can make an educated decision before deciding on my hosting provider. Dreamhost is currently in the lead but a working mono solution almost solidify my decision in favor of Dreamhost.
Thank you for the quick response. I waited over a week for 1and1 to answer my questions.