What is PHP? PHP is a
scripting language that is widely used for Web development and can
be embedded into HTML. It is a server side scripting language. A
server side script runs on the server. The code received from the
browser is passed on to the PHP interpreter by the Web server. The
PHP interpreter (residing on the web server) in turn runs through
the script and produces the html to be delivered to the client
PHP is commonly used with MySQL
or Ingress. Therefore, it is imperative to ensure that both the
PHP and MySQL are supported by your web host. It is important to
know that the web host supports the most stable and recent
versions, and not the beta versions. Our web server supports MySQL
4.0.12 and PHP 4.3.1. Click
here for complete feature list.
One feature that distinguishes
the normal HTML web pages from that of server side scripting web
sites is the server response times. Many times you find the server
response slowing down when encountered with a PHP script. This may
be due to old server with insufficient processor capacity and
memory. Check the server response times when hosting with a php
host. A slow response in loading pages with php script could mean
insufficient server resources. Some times, the response times
might be slow due to excessive number of processes running
simultaneously on the server. This is an indication of hosting
more number of domain than the server could take.
In brief, points to remember when choosing a php host:
The server is having sufficient hardware resources, usually
a P IV 2GHz processor with at least 512 MB of RAM.
That the server supports recent versions of PHP and MySQL.
The server response is good when running PHP script based
Technical support is available for installing and
troubleshooting installation problems. You can ask the web
host if he could install the script for you. Many web hosts
agree for this.
- Of course, reasonable monthly hosting