Hello MODx community.
I recently bought hosting with Fatcow.com because of some links i found online listing Fatcow as one of the hosting companies ’Best MODx Hosting’
. (This is one of the links: http://www.webhostingsecretrevealed.com/modx-hosting/
). I was really happy with Fatcow’s service and the control panel, etc., but when i went to see if MODx was listed in their ’InstallCentral’ (a list of various apps that you can install from within the control panel instead of downloading MODx, for example, and doing it manually), MODx was not listed. So I thought, no big deal, I’ll probably just have to install it manually...but I’m sure it is supported by Fatcow because I read it on numerous sites (like the previous link) saying they support it.
I then decided to see if I could chat with someone at Fatcow to see if I could get it added to ’InstallCentral’
. I discovered through the chat that Fatcow does not support MODx at all and has no plans to do so
because their platform does not support the InnoDB storage engine
, along with PDO, specifically pdo_mysql (for xPDO)
which is also not supported. So, now I had to cancel my fatcow hosting account and find another hosting company that does support MODx. I am really disappointed with fatcow because of this, not to mention the hassle and loss of cash through this process.
I switched to SiteGround.com hosting last night because they advertise MODx hosting directly on their site ( http://www.siteground.com/modx-hosting.htm
) and I saw that they are also listed on the MODx hosting partners ( http://modxcms.com/community/partners/hosting.html
). I would have went with bluehost.com but for some reason their site wasn’t loading on my home computer last night and I didn’t have the patience to figure out why.
Anyways, I just wanted to give some people who are searching for hosting that supports MODx a heads up and thought that by posting a thread about this we can start a legitimate list of the ’Best MODx hosting companies’
, maybe rate them, the pros-cons, stories, etc. Then others can use this when shopping around for a MODx hosting company.
I will post back in this thread later about Siteground.com once I get this transfer headache worked out and get MODx running.
For now and according to Fatcow: Fatcow.com does not support MODx and have no plans to in the future.