There are several discussions here about installing Omeka on Bluehost, but they're all about a year old and appear to refer to a previous version of Omeka. Has anyone had luck doing an installation on Bluehost? If so, it would be great if you could walk through the steps.
Okay, I looked around a little further and found that I was still running PHP 4 on my server at Bluehost. Under PHP Config (in the Software/Services section of Bluehost's cPanel)I changed that setting to this:
"PHP5 (Single php.ini)
Same as PHP5, but all subdirectories will use ~/public_html/php.ini"
That gave me the installation dialog when I went back to my site.
I also discovered that I had a mistake in my db.ini Because I'm a novice, I'd included my domain name eg. mydomain.com as the host when actually it should have been simply "localhost"--really, just that word in quotes.
So, I'm into the installation dialog, and we'll see how it goes!
Good luck -- let us know how the installation process goes. Bluehost is sometimes weird (as are other shared hosting services) because not all of their servers have the same settings. They'll customize settings for users, so there's not a consistent setup on each server. As a result, we've run into problems in the past w/ users having different versions of PHP, missing PHP modules that Omeka requires, etc.
I'm fairly certain that once you upgrade your version of PHP, you'll have no problems on Bluehost. Otherwise, I have access to a Bluehost account that I'd be willing to fire-up if you have problems and require some additional debugging.
Thanks DaveLester! So far so good. I'll let you know how it goes as I start playing around with themes and adding content.