phphosting is mostly available on our Unix Web Hosting packages running as an Apache module. IIS servers also do support PHP with MySQL.
PHP 5 Support is not available with most of web hosts. Many of the hosting companies would not want to upgrade to the newer version of PHP for certain reasons. The default version remains to be PHP 4 for its stability and compatibility. If you would like to have the latest version of PHP then a request to be changed over to PHP5 should be placed with the tech support. In most cases phpwebhost providers would not consider this request as any change on the server would effect all other customer hosted on the server.If you are getting a dedicated server then you should definitely go with PHP5.
phphosting and phpwebhost supports a wide range of applications
• vBulletin, phpBB, Invision Board, and many other PHP based online forums.
• PHP Nuke, PostNuke, vbPortal, etc.
• Photo Post, Gallery, Coppermine Photo Gallery, and many other PHP photo gallery scripts.
• ezPublish, Mambo Server, Joomla, Drupal, Xoops, and many other PHP content management system.
• Smarty PHP template system and other PHP templating engine.
• Wordpress, b2 Evolution, Various PHP blog scripts.
• Your PHP scripts.
• Should have Optional PHP5 Hosting Support
• Safe mode is not enabled by default by majority of web host. You could use .htaccess for locally changing the PHP settings.
• MySQL and PostgreSQL Databases for phphosting.
• PHP modules: zip, xml, tokenizer, standard, sockets, session, posix, pgsql, overload, mysql, ming, mhash, mcrypt, mbstring, imap, gettext, gd, ftp, exif, domxml, curl, ctype, calendar, bz2, bcmath, zlib, pcre, openssl, apache, Zend Optimizer
• ImageMagick and NetPBM is available with most hosts. If not installed then you can place a request with them and normally they do acknowledge.
• GnuPG for secure public key encryption. Ideal for e-commerce applications.
• Pear libraries,phpwebhosting totals.
• Knowledgeable phpwebhosting totals programmers are sometimes available with hosts and their experience in PHP and webwebhosting totals ensures that your phphosting needs will be looked after.
Major features that come with any PHP Web Hosting Plan
PHP Version 4 or 5
CGI / PERL
Zend Optimizer for better performace of PHP scripts
FrontPage 2000, 2002, and 2003
PHP based Ecommerce Shopping cart
Image Magick,Mod_SSL,GD Library,...