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PHP hosting provides support for the PHP open source scripting language. PHP is supported by both our Linux and Windows hosting packages. As a scripting language it enables web developers to create dynamic websites that function very flexibly when compared to websites that have been developed using simple static HTML web pages. It is also the base for popular web applications that you may already be using including the WordPress blogging application. The core basics of PHP hosting are available for pretty much any operating system. A PHP hosting package provides the ideal solution if you wish to create websites that not only look great, but also are highly efficient at processing data dynamically.

What makes PHP so popular?

PHP tends to be the server-side scripting language of choice for developers that have not gone down the Microsoft career path. Stemming from the open-source movement, PHP offers good interaction with MySQL databases which when combined allow developers to create powerful website applications that can provide a high level of functionality, scalability and reliability. Facebook is a good example of such a large-scale system build upon PHP and MySQL technologies. Being open source means it is often favoured for such large scale applications due to the vast savings on license costs as can often be an issue with other development technologies.

What web hosting package would you recommend for a PHP website?

PHP was originally designed to run on Linux and consequently tends to run slightly better on a Linux based operating system. As such we recommend either our Linux Plus, Ultimate or any of our Linux Reseller packages for PHP hosting. Although low cost, these Linux hosting packages provide you with the features needed to support the hosting of a PHP based website along with support for MySQL databases. However, if you have a distinct requirement for a Windows-only feature then you can still choose one of our Windows based ASP Plus, Ultimate or Windows Reseller hosting packages which too support PHP in addition to Microsoft based technologies such as ASP, ASP.NET and SQL Server.

Why should I choose Storm Internet as my PHP hosting provider?

Well, we would say because we have been providing hosting solutions since 2003 and are committed to giving you the very best hosting service and support for your web site. And all at a very competitive price. Due to our development background, we provide many powerful services as standard with our shared hosting packages that much of our competition restrict. Features such as SSH Access, Cron jobs, Java support, Ruby on Rails are all supported by our Linux Plus, Ultimate and Reseller hosting packages. Our support team is also made up of seasoned Linux server administrators who are on hand 24/7 to help you successfully launch your web site to the world and more importantly, keep it online. This is backed by our rank as a top 10 web host for uptime by Hyperspin.com.

Whether you have a small personal web site or larger business critical web site we guarantee to provide you with unrivaled hosting support and service and are committed to providing you with the infrastructure your site needs to succeed online. Try us for 30 days and if not 100% satisfied we'll give you your money back.

Our Recommendation

We'd suggest going for one of our Linux Plus hosting packages if you're looking to host PHP based web sites