Our new webhost will not permit us to use CiviCRM on its server due to use of 'triggers' and their unwillingness to grant us 'superuser' admin status. Will the lite version of CiviCRM that is coming out in February (Spark I think) be more acceptable to hosts who use shared servers for tiny not-for-profit organisations? We were using CiviCRM with Wordpress under our previous shared hosting arrangement without any problems but had to change hosts for security reasons and have found that it is no longer compatible in shared hosting environments. Is separate dedicated CiviCRM hosting our only future option? Karen
CiviCRM is compatible with shared hosting. It always has been. The host needs to support the server-side features that CiviCRM requires, however, and not all do.
There is a page on the CiviCRM site here: https://civicrm.org/hosting-providers with a list of such hosts, and most of the hosts there have shared hosting.
You don't need superuser status to use triggers on modern versions of MySQL (5.5+). Of course, your host may just choose not to support triggers, in which case they're unsuitable for hosting CiviCRM.
You could decide to move to a specialized CiviCRM hoster? You can find some on the list here: https://civicrm.org/partners-contributors?country=All&services=Hosting&language=All&cms=All