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    Hey guys,

    I'm a little new to finding serious php hosting so if you can help out please do! Right now I'm with globat, ready to drop them like a ton of bricks.

    I'm looking for the following
    php 5 and up
    mysql
    ability to install packages
    ability to manipulate file system from within php

    I'm aware this probably drives the cost up. Any good suggestions based on experience?

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Most hosts are not ready to make the jump to php5 just yet as its still newer and it breaks alot of older scripts their clients might run.

    Is there any specific reson you need php5?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zachery
      Most hosts are not ready to make the jump to php5 just yet as its still newer and it breaks alot of older scripts their clients might run.

      Is there any specific reson you need php5?
      its not a hard requirement i guess. I was starting to write my own mini caching framework and it had some filesystem commands that were nice to haves that i think were 5 only. i'm aware though that i can mainpulate files in earlier versions. I guess the key element there is ability to write/read from file systems.

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      • #4
        well probably you might want to try dreamhost.com you can do your own things etc etc

        (you can install php5, upgrade mysql to latest version etc etc)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Zachery
          Most hosts are not ready to make the jump to php5 just yet as its still newer and it breaks alot of older scripts their clients might run.

          Is there any specific reson you need php5?
          My company just migrated all of our shared hosting servers to PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1 this past week. Over 1000 accounts and only a couple had issues. The issues were quickly resolved by the customers upgrading their scripts because they were seriously out of date.

          We were extremely worried about the upgrade months ago, but after doing research and some testing, it was a go for the upgrade. The reason for the upgrade? Attractiveness to current and potential customers (cutting edge but stable for production use). Also, we had numerous requests for PHP5 over the past few months mainly due to developer's needs (OOP and Security advantages).
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          • #6
            I said most There are still some things I'm waiting on before making the jump to php5, chances are I'll be waiting till 5.0.8+ before making the switch.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Zachery
              I said most There are still some things I'm waiting on before making the jump to php5, chances are I'll be waiting till 5.0.8+ before making the switch.
              I was just sharing my company's experience.
              Last edited by Joshs; Sun 20th Nov '05, 1:05pm.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zachery
                I said most There are still some things I'm waiting on before making the jump to php5, chances are I'll be waiting till 5.0.8+ before making the switch.
                Well, 5.1.2 is out. Have you made the switch? I'm an just starting on customizing a vb 3.5 board and I'm considering use PHP 5. What do you reccomend?

                Barry

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                • #9
                  No I haven't I want to make sure all of my clients will be ok with that, and also that cPanel supports it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Zachery
                    No I haven't I want to make sure all of my clients will be ok with that, and also that cPanel supports it.
                    Is there any reason that I shouldn't host my site on a server that is running PHP5 and do any development in PHP5?

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                    • #11
                      If they run php5 thats good, just if you develop speciflcy for php5 you can only go to another php5 host.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zachery
                        If they run php5 thats good, just if you develop speciflcy for php5 you can only go to another php5 host.
                        Thanks!

                        Are there feature in PHP 5 that would come in handy for developing mods? All I know is I set out do something the other night and right off the bat I tried to use a function (date_default_timezone_set()) that is only supported in 5. I am new to PHP and I thought I might start with the current rev rather than going through another upgrade cycle. Any thoughts?

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