I am using [url removed, login to view] for shared web hosting. My site requires a custom compiled PHP5 engine for my .htaccess file to work.
You will get shell access (no root/sudo because this is shared hosting).
.htaccess file looks like:
AddHandler php-cgi .php
Action php-cgi /cgi-bin/[url removed, login to view]
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php .htm .html
I use dreamhost's mysql service so make sure what you do wont disrupt any sql features.
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