Recently I made the switch to Dreamhost and so far it's been a very pleasant experience. The only problem I am running into is Dreamhost by default does not allow including php within an shtml page. (So if I use (!--#include virtual="../hello.php" --) it renders a white page. Just replace the () with <> it doesn't post otherwise.)
To get around this I have added this to my .htaccess
AddType x-mapp-php5 .shtml
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .shtml
This works for Most installs of IE and Firefox but a few users with IE note that when they try to view an shtml page they are asked to download it instead of their browser displaying the page.
Does anyone know of a workaround for this? I realize I could rewrite all the pages in php and other things but I just want the ability to have the include virtual work with php files as well as anyother file I include. Thanks!