Originally Posted by PHP6
Of cause I have forget to mention that user friendly urls uses lots of server's resources... that is why mod_rewrite is disabled on 99% shared hosting
That's not really true. The amount of resources used for rewriting URLs is tiny unless you have a really huge set of rewrite rules (which is not the normal case). I don't know where you heard that rewrite is disabled on 99% of shared hosting but that also is not true at all.