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What Does PHP Hosting Mean?

Posted - 12:05 pm

PHP Hosting Building and launching your first website can be a daunting and confusing undertaking, especially if your technical knowledge of how the World Wide Web and the Internet work is limited. If you are new to this field, you have to learn the meanings terms like web hosting, shared hosting plans, HTML, static and dynamic web pages, analytics and so on. Our technical support staff are often asked if we offer php hosting, and we have to probe a bit further because there is no such thing as php web hosting. When our people delve into what the customer really wants to know, it is almost always whether he or she can host websites that require PHP with us (they can), a very different thing to php hosting. What is PHP? PHP is an open source programming language that was developed specifically to build web pages. It is probably the most widely used programming language for web development. Our web servers automatically give your websites access to PHP, so when we get questions about php hosting and talk to our customers, they are assured that they can run their PHP applications on our servers. Why use PHP? PHP allows you to build dynamic web pages. Dynamic web pages are built on the server in real time in response to a request, and the built page is returned to the browser. In contrast, a static web page is a one that resides on the server in its final form. When you type in a search query on any search engine, the engine will use an application like PHP to process your query, and feed the query into its database servers. The engine will use sophisticated algorithms in the processing phase to decide what pages should be returned in the search results. When it makes that decision, it passes the results found into a page-building module. The module will create the page and send it back to the browser. Such a page is referred to as a dynamic page. All of this takes place in just a few seconds. It should be clear that search engines could not provide a useful service if they were limited to returning only static web pages. In the same way, lots of other types of websites need to use dynamic web pages to be of any use to their visitors. For example, online stores, unless they offer a very limited range of stock, will need to use dynamic pages to display items for sale. Are there other advantages to using dynamic pages? There are numerous advantages to using dynamic pages. Some of the benefits are important, while others are pretty minor. On a website where users can click through several pages on the site, it is good practice to show a breadcrumb trail on the page that lets them see exactly how they have arrived there. This also benefits the site, as it helps surfers get back to that page on a subsequent visit. Without […]