I thought it might be educational to test the following statement,
"The idea here is to promote the use of webhosts with some bit of sanity."
Why not take a look at the "sanity" of some the hosts that are advertised on wordpress.org??? And of course, lets make sure that these are "average user" blogs, NOT the box owner's blog, or a site that would be considered "high-profile" like boing-boing.
First, I decided to locate a blog hosted on yahoo, wordpresses latest preferred host, and see what kind of sanity THEY offer.
The first blog I located was http://blog.alanguilan.com .. there is a little hosted by yahoo image on the lower right, and a traceroute confirms it's hosted on yahoo.
A simple directory listing could be done:
Were php errors supressed? yes.
The second host was bluehost, the blog is http://www.sugaredharpy.com (again verified using traceroute)
Not surprisingly, a full path disclosure was possible:
as well as a directory listing:
Next in line is dreamhost and the chosen blog is http://www.squarefree.com (traceroute verified)
A directory listing was available:
as was a full path diclosure:
I was not able to locate a "regular user" blog on laughing squid, nor was I able to locate one on anhosting.
But i think my point is made.
So much for promoting webhosts with "sanity". Any more "full of crap" excuses you would like to toss out, masquerade???
Apologies to those blogs that I poked around in.