Oct 13 2015
Hi there, I was led to this thread from a friend. I work at Bluehost. I did a quick amount of digging to find we have thousands of installs on our shared platform and we are installing 100s more per month (our most popular wiki install). This is just people using the one-click installer BH offers, others installing manually are not included in the installs per month number. This leads me to believe that users do want to use this project on a shared platform. I think @Ckoerner nailed it when he said that VMs come with an added layer of complexity. Many users do not want to deal with that and if they do find a tutorial or something online to help them get it going, they will likely not keep things updated and secure. IMO this would introduce people believing the the project itself may not be secure when in fact it is their environment (because they don't know how to manage it).