Posted by Mario Mansour in TubePress
It has came to my attention that some of you are having problems running TubePress.NET on their hosting servers.
If you are getting Warning Messages like this one
Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/wp-content/plugins/tubepress.net/tubepress.php on line 384
Where xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is the path to the wordpress installation on your server
This means that your server configuration is blocking external file access, which in consequence blocks TubePress from accessing Youtube.
allow_url_fopen should be ON in PHP configuration (php.ini). Probably, you don’t have access to edit this file and it could also be that your hosting company has restricted changing the allow_url_fopen value. In this case, you should refer to them and ask them to set the value of allow_url_fopen to ON.
On my side, TubePress will try to change the value of allow_url_fopen but if this action is restricted, it will ask you to contact your web hosting provider.
Many users have been asking me to recommend a good hosting. To be honest none cheap web hosting provider is perfect, you have to make a compromise between budget and requirements. It is obvious that the more you require from your server the more you will need to pay and the more you disregard features the more your hosting bills will shrink.
Good web hosting companies that have affordable hosting plans are mediatemple, dreamhost, ThinkHost. I would also recommend you to have a dedicated server instead of a shared hosting, it gives more freedom and saves you some headaches.