I am working with someone that has a host (internetplanners.com) that uses fantastico to install WordPress.
Basically, my question is has anyone had bad experiences with fantastico or webhost internetplanners.com?
Note, I have installed Wordpress on my local machine (Windows) and didn't have any trouble. I don't have experience installing on a hosting service manually but think I could do it needed.
Since I wasn't familiar with fantastico one-click install, I did a search and found 2 links about reasons not to use fantastico:
http://www.howtospoter.com/web-20/wordpress/3-reasons-not-to-use-fantastico-for-wordpress 1) simplicity = false security (if upgrade breaks, it can be difficult to fix); 2) upgrade doesn't put in maintenance mode or back up database, 3) upgrade doesn't deactivate plug ins.
from http://wordpress.org/support/topic/installing-from-justhost : I agree with ZGani. Fantastico doesn't upgrade the third party scripts version frequently. So you have to wait for Fantastico upgrade to get latest version of WordPress.