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#1

I know I know, it’s just not possible on a shared hosting plan! But it’s definitely possible with a VPS plan, and was wondering if DreamHost would be offering some kind of support for it. Like auto-install, just like the WordPress one click install. Or even it’s own service, like DreamPress.

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#2

based on the response I just got back from dreamhost support, this does not sound like it will be something they will be support in the near (or far) future.


#3

Why not? It would be good if someone could outline the issues. Here is something that may be relevant:

[quote]the ability to host Ghost on a shared host is dependent on the hosting provider. Ghost is developed on a fairly new platform (node.js) that many “traditional” hosts haven’t yet adopted.

Node.js was released in 2009; PHP (which Wordpress is based) was released in 1995. So it might take a while for the providers to offer it. I would recommend emailing your hosting provider and let them know you want node.js[/quote]

https://ghost.org/forum/installation/2811-ghost-on-shared-hosting

Just as a comment: it feels as though Dreamhost has become less proactive, less agile, less technically on-top-of-things, than it was a few years ago. Not sure if that’s true and would welcome other customers’ opinions.