I recently started a WordPress blog on MyDomain (which offers WordPress auto-installation). Being a newbie to hosted blogging, I prefer using a host service that will have WordPress auto-installation.
I'm very disappointed with MyDomain because of two key issues they failed me on:
- I have no access to .htaccess files so I can't use "nice" permalinks.
- The WordPress application can't access WordPress.com or akismet, so I'm very limited in the plugins I can use.
I'm considering switching a hosting service to get better WordPress service. Is there any service that "plays nicely" with auto-installed WordPress out of the box?
On WordPress.org they mention BlueHost, DreamHost and some others, however these are (I assume) paid featured hosts, so although I would like to support WordPress.org, I don't trust these commercials.
What's the best option for me?