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I absolutely love NFS, I’ve been using them for almost 6 years now, and they’ve never missed a beat, and because I use almost no traffic, I rarely have to put more money into my account. In terms of stability, I’ve never seemed to have any problems, and as for compatibility, they’ve got a couple of configuration options, but it’s basically what you get most other places I’ve seen. I’ve never hosted symphony with them, but I don’t see any problems, and I’ll be sure to let you guy know when I do.

Looks like a great host for other CMS, but I’ve been trying all night to get symphony working with this one and have just found out that turn off safe mode is disabled by default - so the installation can’t complete without write privileges to the manifest folder.

I've successfully gotten two ensemble installations (just different versions of the same site) to work on NFS. I'd first set it up over a year ago, but forgot all the steps I had to take to get it working.

PHP's Safe Mode is enabled, so you have to change the permissions and groups of some files and directories. Files that will write to folders need to belong to the web group, and directories that will be written to need to be group writeable. To get through installation then, install.php needs to be a member of web and the directory you're installing into will need to be group writeable.

You'll also want to add index.php and, if you're using the JIT extension, extensions/jit_image_manipulation/extension.driver.php to web in order to get the site working and JIT images to display in the browser. I assume I might run into some other files, I'll update this if I do, but if you run into any other problems, NFS has information here and here about how to deal with safe mode.

Symphony • Open Source XSLT CMS

Server Requirements

  • PHP 5.3-5.6 or 7.0-7.3
  • PHP's LibXML module, with the XSLT extension enabled (--with-xsl)
  • MySQL 5.5 or above
  • An Apache or Litespeed webserver
  • Apache's mod_rewrite module or equivalent

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