After seeing the discussion here about Blue Host and multi-site I went and checked with their sales department. Sure enough they do not like the wild card sub-domain.
My question is: Why on earth are they being recommended. Almost any host can support a single site WP install. This is a biggie and I’m sorely disillusioned in WordPress for not doing a better job of qualifying.
I realize from reading the other posts that people have gotten around the problem but really, who needs a bomb like that hidden in the closet waiting to go off.
– because the vast majority of users will not be turning on the network
– and the hosts page is up for a refresh
From other people here, they’ve said the accounts *do* support wildcards, but the sales staff are saying no.
and subfolders is always an option. No need for wildcards there.
(tho overall – if you plan on running a network of any size, I generally recommend you get a vps)
Bluehost can be able to run multisite, please visit their forum.
Because they pay to be featured. The author of Yoast tells us that WordPress wants several hundred just to hear from sites about being listed there. They won’t list sites that don’t pay WordPress.
Can you provide a source for your supposed quote? I searched Joost’s site and found no such accusation.
Since we’re throwing around (or attempting to throw around) quotes, let me share some from the hosting page:
We’re committed to helping create a wholesome and hassle-free WordPress hosting environment. If you feel there are issues with one of the hosts listed here, please send a note to hosting dash feedback at this domain. If the situation warrants we’ll work with you and your host on a solution. We also realize that we can’t highlight every good host, but if you have a favorite host you think we should feature here, email hosting dash application at this domain.
If you do decide to go with one of the hosts below and click through from this page, some will donate a portion of your fee back—so you can have a great host and support WordPress.org at the same time.
James, it’s the second paragraph here. Please tell me that isn’t true.
my sources say that they want at least $150-175 per sale to even talk about being listed on that WordPress hosting page… Now I’d like to know how you feel about those recommendations.
Edit: James can you also tell me what’s wrong with my account and why my posts aren’t showing to the public?
Please tell me that isn’t true.
It isn’t true, or at least my sources say that it isn’t true. Anyway, the affiliate terms between WordPress and the hosting providers shouldn’t be anyone’s concern. I mean, does it really concern you that much that they might collect affiliate income to support this free blogging platform?
To date, WordPress 3 has been downloaded 16,692,917 times. If they had just charged $5 per download, they would have made $83,464,585, but they chose to make money elsewhere instead. After all, the servers, bandwidth, and other resources have to cost something.
James can you also tell me what’s wrong with my account and why my posts aren’t showing to the public?
Apparently, Akismet thought your posts were spam. When a post is caught by Akismet, you’re the only user that can see it (besides the mods).
Well here we see that there are issues with BlueHost, but WordPress doesn’t recommend any of the UK2 group sites, specifically VPS.net. Their service is very nice and it’s used by some of the best websites (like perasonified and yoast). You don’t have issues with WordPress MU or anything.
There’s just way too many hosting providers out there. If they recommended every single one, they’re probably need an entire site dedicated to just hosting provider recommendations. With that said, have you considered recommending them? From the hosting page:
We also realize that we can’t highlight every good host, but if you have a favorite host you think we should feature here, email hosting dash application at this domain.
Also, consider whether or not they meet the criteria (also from the same page):
Listing is completely arbitrary, but includes criteria like: contributions to WordPress.org, size of customer base, ease of WP auto-install and auto-upgrades, bundling sane themes and plugins, avoiding GPL violations, design, tone, presence in forums, historical perception, using the correct logo, capitalizing WordPress correctly, not blaming us if you have a security issue, and up-to-date system software.
Well here we see that there are issues with BlueHost
I have had no issues with them. My sites run well, including my MU site. No matter what host you refer to, someone, somewhere, has probably had issues with them at one point or another, and more especially likely on larger companies where there are more customers to have possible complaints.
If there weren’t people somewhere promoting a hosting company as happy customers, I’m sure it wouldn’t be on the list of recommended hosts. All those hosts are recommended for good reasons, consisting of the different things listed above by James (MacManX), and also by customer satisfaction.
so let me get this straight – bluehost is able to run a network of sites using wp 3 with no problems?
I’d suggest talking to them on that. I can only say that it is, and has been, working great for me.
I just had a nightmare month with BlueHost … you need to be a coder or programmer and it’s not the One Click easy transfer that was promised.
I’ve lost income because of all the time I invested and my professional reputation has been damaged by the month I was with them.
I’m back at Yahoo and set up my WordPress.org blog and it was everything and more than I thought it would be at BlueHost.
DO NOT USE BLUEHOST!!!!!
@bh_wp_fan.Let me know how you did dmain mapping for the domains your registered with bluehost.Simply don’t say it’s running fine for me.I registered my domain believing the ads in wordpress.But today I’m not able to do my domain mapping.When I raised a ticket rgarding this to bluehost.Before reciving the ticket itself,if you find problem in the simple scripts contact the wordpress,bluehost is not responsible for that.What is this?.OK.Tell me what you did for domain mapping if you are supporting bluehost.It has been five days simply for this domain mapping ,I’m spning sleepless nights.Nothing works.Leet see whether your suggestion works
This is an old thread. It would probably be better to start a new one for things like this in the future.
Instructions you linked to via another post show that you are using wordpress.COM tutorials, which will not work.
The instructions for setting it up with BlueHost are really no different than setting it up with another host.
The following will help you: http://wp.mercadder.com/2010/08/28/how-to-install-wordpress-multisite-in-bluehost/
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