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Your web host has a direct impact on how fast your website performs, and faster websites rank better in search engines, have better conversion rates and lower bounce rates. You need ultrafast PHP Hosting to be successful. You need A2 Hosting! With our combination of configuration, hardware, software and network, our PHP Hosting loads up to 20X FASTER compared to competing solutions! Best of all, you get to choice your version of PHP, including v8.0!

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Do you have any PHP Hosting questions? You're in luck! A2 Hosting's 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support team is standing by to help. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is available via live chat, email and phone! They can tell you all about our ultrafast PHP Hosting including how you'll be hosted on our ultra-reliable servers backed by our 99.9% Uptime Commitment.

At A2 Hosting, your account features the easy-to-use Softaculous app installer. Use this tool to setup the most popular software with 1-click on your account including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, OpenCart and more!

At A2 Hosting, you get your choice of PHP versions, each optimized for performance! Just use the PHP Switcher tool found in your control panel to choose the desired PHP version. Some of the most popular PHP options include v5.6, 7.1-7.4, 8.0 or 8.1.

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What Makes A2 Hosting's PHP Hosting Ultrafast?

Don't forget that your web host's performance directly relates to your site's performance. At the end of the day, faster sites have better SEO rankings, conversion rates and bounces rates. That's why your A2 Hosting account is loaded with a number of speed enhancing features. Just some of the ways we make sure your PHP Hosting is ultrafast include:

  • Turbo Servers Option - Our Turbo Servers include a combination of AMD Epyc Servers featuring NVMe drives and a speed-enhanced, drop-in Apache replacement. You'll also be hosted on a server with fewer users. This combination of benefits ultimately leads to:
    • 40% FASTER CPU performance
    • 2X FASTER to first byte
    • Able to hand 9X more traffic compared to standard hosting
    • 3X FASTER Read/write speed
  • Caching - When you choose our Turbo Servers, you get a number of caching solutions that increase the performance of your site and PHP code. While most hosts are unable to offer you these solutions or they choose not to in a Shared Hosting environment, A2 Hosting gives you the A2 Optimized Site Accelerator! Setup and configure these settings with a few clicks of your mouse! These caching solutions include:
    • OPcache/APC - Tests have shown that OPcache can cut your PHP page response time in half!
    • Turbo Cache - Turbo Cache stores all of your HTML content in cache and serves it without having to run PHP!
    • Memcached - Stores the most important pieces of your database in memory so that it can be retrieved quickly!
  • Choice Of Data Center Locations - The closer your data is hosted to your visitors, the less time it takes to reach your visitors and the faster your website and applications will perform. That's why A2 Hosting gives you the choice of data centers to host in! 
  • Free Content Delivery Network (CDN) - Just as it is important to have your data hosted closely to your visitors, so is the route that your data takes to reach your visitors from your data center. The free CDN included in your account automatically optimizes that route for you from your data center, through the CDN's global network, to your visitors.

PHP Hosting Reviews

A2 Hosting offers you the fastest, most developer friendly solutions featuring the very best versions of PHP. Here are a few reviews from PHP Hosting customers who have enjoyed our service.

Frequently Asked PHP Questions

PHP Hypertext Processor (PHP) hosting uses and fully supports the PHP programming language. As your PHP host, we offer the Linux operating system, Apache server software, MySQL database, and PHP programming language (LAMP) structure.

PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page but after several changes, PHP became the present recursive acronym. It is an open source web development language fully free to use. Commands embedded in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) templates originate at the server, which sends them to the browser. PHP is a popular and versatile programming language with many applications commonly found in dynamic websites.

PHP is an adaptation of Perl and C. Familiarity with those programming languages makes PHP fairly easy to learn; however, with no programming experience, PHP is a good place to begin. Many PHP components are available at no cost. Finding answers to programming questions or finding tutorials on building web pages are also available for free on the Internet.

PHP users are not entirely without problems. PHP does not provide for detection and removal of harmful and bogus data. The PHP language includes 3,000+ commands that can be complicated. Some PHP extensions incompatible with some server software may cause crashes.

Except on static HTML websites, scripts and applications serve up website content. PHP, which makes dynamic websites easier to create, is available primarily on our hosting plans.

Websites reliant on content management systems like WordPress or in need of robust protection of code and customer information need a PHP server host. Its open-source code and versatility make it a popular choice. it's always wise decision to contact our support team to confirm server support for your applications when choosing your hosting plans.

The early websites created their content with raw HTML in text editors with an occasional bitmap image. With the coming of PHP, websites became much more dynamic, responsive, and easier to set up.

PHP first appeared in 1995 and within took five years became a popular feature in our hosting plans. In PHP Version 5, arguably the most important subsequent release, a more sophisticated approach to object-oriented programming made a leap forward in efficiency and functionality. Although some continue to use PHP 4 for older websites, official support has ended, and it's advisable to switch to the newer versions, specifically 5 and above. As of 2015, the next version will be PHP 7 following abandonment of Version 6 after various resource problems.

PHP connects HTML pages to databases and multimedia applications for creation of dynamic, interactive content. There are many reasons to use PHP to develop websites:

Beginners favor PHP because they can incorporate it into HTML documents. The PHP interpreter reads only items within delimiters. Everything else remains regular HTML, making it easy for them to add small amounts of code to their sites.

  • PHP is a lightweight option that can operate on all kinds of hosting accounts.
  • PHP is free so most hosts offer it in their plans.
  • PHP allows retrieval of content from databases for content variety.
  • Website visitors cannot read PHP, so it's suitable for sensitive applications for authorizations and payment processes.
  • If not already installed, users may be able to install PHP through their control panels.
  • PHP is necessary for WordPress and many similar applications.
  • Most hosting packages support PHP at no extra cost and provide PHP scripts to enhance websites.
  • Learning PHP is not difficult; lots of tutorials help users get started.

As your PHP host, A2 Hosting has the best versions installed and ready to use. We also also provide one-click deployment of the most popular website applications like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla.

You may encounter the following terms and abbreviations:

  • "Foo" is a placeholder term or wildcard seen on PHP forums, in working code, and in examples online.
  • "PEAR" is the PHP Extension and Application Repository, a code library that simplifies and expedites development.
  • "Zend" is a software company that develops PHP applications. One product is the Zend Engine for execution of PHP code.
  • "phpinfo()" - Function used to learn more about your PHP server environment.
  • php mail() - Send email easily with the built-in mail() function.

PHP questions to ask before choose your A2 Hosting plan include:

  • What PHP version do I need?
  • Which extensions do I need?

For developments on the latest PHP version as it's released or for maintenance of compatibility on an established, stable, supported release, A2 Hosting covers the field on our high-performance SwiftServer platform. A2 Hosting servers are fast and ultra-reliable. We understand that if a site goes down, visitors can't do business, find contact information, or read your newest blog post it. Downtime always means lost opportunity.

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