Surprisingly, many webhosts do not know how to update their php installations. In the past, we have written tutorials and upgraded PHP for third party webhosts free of charge.
To get most out of your PHP experience, we have compiled a lot of optional PHP extensions that you rarely find elsewhere. On our shared hosting plans PHP is run in fast-cgi mode.
All of our default php installations feature:
- Zend Optimizer to boost the performance of your average PHP script by around 450%.
- Ioncube Loaders
Custom PHP Extensions
If you have a need for a very specific php extension, our server administrators will at first evaluate if it makes sense to offer the extension for all shared hosting customers, if the requirement is too specific, we can make them available with our Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and we can even manage your VPS for you so that you only tell us what you need and we make it happen for you.
Please feel free to send us an email and ask us for the link to our phpinfo or let us know your PHP needs, if this won’t convince you, what else could? 🙂
PHP Extensions and Applications Package Installer (PEAR)
PEAR packages are collections of functions that allow you to perform tasks in PHP. You will need to install a PEAR package before you can use it inside a PHP program.
Packages are installed directly from the PHP Extensions and Applications repository (PEAR).
In your cPanel control panel, you can find a page that shows the most important PHP Configuration Settings.
This is particularly useful if you need to troubleshoot something as a developer and need to have a quick look at the php configuration.