I started off thinking that an install to my current host Zyon would be ok. After messing about for almost a day I found out that the most crucial part of the database, the CSV import plug in, would not work in Zyon as the poorly documented issue with access to a PHP function is regarded as a security risk by the host. So, I moved on to another host, Bluehost, where I see more problems. Bluehost has no real issues with the PHP problem on the CSV pluton and I am happy to say that I actually have it working! However, Bluehost installs Omeka through Simplescripts. The install files are old and need updating. Also I found that some of the permissions need to be adjusted manually afterwards. But the biggestbproblem seems to come from changing a theme. That just simply breaks Omeka. Does anybody know how to deal with this?
I am quite disappointed that the CSV function will not work in Omeka's hosted solution until the summer 2011 at earliest. As I see it, this is probably the most crucial part of the database. I would imagine that most people would be working from already collected data rather than inputting fields one by one. Omega seems to solve a lot of databasing issues, but at what time cost?