PHP Hosting

What is PHP?

For those of our readers who are not familiar with what PHP is—it is basically a programming language that was developed by the so called “PHP group”.  Over the years PHP has become one of the most popular scripting languages in the world and is widely used for website development.  It did help that PHP is open source, which basically means it is free to be used by anyone.

The PHP language is used to produce dynamic website content and is typically embedded within the website HTML code.  You can identify a PHP file by the “.php” extension at the end of the filename.

What is PHP Hosting?

When making a decision about choosing a web hosting provider you need to ensure it supports a PHP environment. But, don’t panic—90-95% of webhosting providers these days do support PHP. So, you don’t really need to worry about this in the vast majority of the cases.

Well, let’s put it another way, it is absolutely critical for any web hosting company to support PHP if they want to host websites that use such popular Content Management Systems [CMS] as WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal.  And considering 70% of all global websites that use one of these three CMS systems, this means that basically these days if you want to be relevant as a web hosting company you must support PHP.  As simple as that.

PHP Web Hosting Options

If you are looking for a web hosting provider you first need to decide if you need a Shared Hosting plan, a so-called Virtual Private Server [or VPS], or a Dedicated Server plan.  Confused what this all means?!  Well, let us try to explain.  To oversimplify a bit, if you are just starting and simply need to a launch a small website for your business or want to start a blog, and you are not planning to have thousands of web pages or hundreds of thousands of users as traffic a Cheap Shared Hosting is what you need.  When your website increases in size and starts generating huge traffic [huge, as in hundreds of thousands of users per month] you might need to upgrade to a more powerful hosting solution such as VPS or even splurge and pay for your own “dedicated” server.

So, depending on what you are looking for, you can check out our Top Charts for each of the above options below:

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