PHP Web Hosting from 1&1
✓ Significant performance enhancement
✓ Independent of the operating system
All 1&1 PHP Hosting packages
12 months $0.99/month then $7.99/month1
12 months $4.99/month then $9.99/month2
12 months $8.99/month then $14.99/month3
Perfect for dynamic web projects
Ideal for one or several big projects
Ideal for resource intensive web projects or online shops
State-of-the-Art PHP Hosting for Your Projects
What is PHP/PHP web hosting?
PHP is a recursive acronym that stands for "Hypertext Preprocessor", but was previously known as "Personal Home Page Tools". It is the most used script language for website creation in the world and, in conjunction with MySQL databases, enables the creation of dynamic websites. The server-executed PHP scripts are used in content management systems (CMS), blogs, and online stores, as well as app development. Since PHP provides extensive database support, and is distributed as freeware, it is implemented in approximately 82 percent of websites worldwide. For instance, the world's most popular CMS, WordPress, is based on PHP.
Among the range of attractive hosting packages available, 1&1 offers you the very latest PHP version – PHP 7. This delivers a significant boost in performance compared with previous versions, which will result in shorter website access and loading times for you and your customers. In turn, this performance improvement can increase user satisfaction and your chances of ranking highly on search engines such as Google.
With hosting packages from 1&1, you will always benefit from the latest PHP version
Create dynamic websites with the best possible user experience using PHP 7 and MySQL databases
Significantly reduce your website's access and loading times with PHP 7
Work with a wide range of CMS using PHP, with 1&1's PHP hosting packages
Create dynamic forums, blogs, online stores, or a professional web presence for your company using PHP
What can I do with PHP website hosting?
If you want to create a community forum site, PHP web hosting allows you to provide additional features for your users, such as an RSS feed or a contact formula. In addition, you can use PHP 7 to integrate surveys in order to receive feedback from the community. Plus, PHP 7 vs PHP 5.6 is no contest in terms of speed, so your users are sure to thank you for the decreased loading times!
PHP hosting enables you to realize a variety of dynamic web projects, including an online store. Many open source shop applications from the 1&1 App Center are based on PHP script, and can be installed in a matter of minutes. If you are an experienced user, you can also use PHP to fine tune and tailor your store to your target audience.
Dynamic websites and apps:
In addition, you can create dynamic PHP websites for businesses with a CMS that is based on PHP and MySQL. Thanks to the easy-to-use systems – including layout, functions, and navigation elements – you can establish functional and attractive websites even without advanced web development skills. With knowledge of PHP script, you also have many options for personalization available to you, including developing a bespoke mobile app.
Advantages of PHP Hosting with 1&1
With 1&1's reliable PHP servers, you can rest assured that the security of your data and maximum uptime of your site are guaranteed. Our geo-redundant backup of data ensures an extremely high level of availability for your website – 99.9 percent. Geo-redundancy means that copies of all data are stored in two entirely independent, high performance 1&1 data centers. Should one of the data centers go offline, due to a regional power outage for example, then the second will be ready to take over and ensure your website remains online for your visitors. This way, online store owners need not worry about revenue losses.
Furthermore, with our PHP hosting packages, you benefit from the world-renowned 1&1 expert support. We are on hand at all times to offer PHP support for your projects and answer any questions you may have.
Comprehensive PHP Hosting Options at 1&1
PHP versions available with 1&1
1&1 offers all web hosting customers a variety of PHP versions. New customers are always provided with the newest version – currently PHP 7 and PHP 7.1 – in order to maintain the highest possible level of security and performance. If the PHP community phases out support for older versions such as PHP 5.5, 1&1 informs all existing customers via email.
Those whose web projects are still based on these older versions can receive assistance from 1&1 PHP Extended Support, which helps your website with the transition to the latest PHP version.
Comparison: PHP 7 vs PHP 5
In this comparison, PHP 7 is the undisputed winner. Because of the powerful performance boost, enabled by a fundamental revision to the Zend Engine, PHP 7 is often referred to as "PHPNG" (PHP Next Generation). Benchmark tests have shown that WordPress 4.1 handles 374 queries per second with PHP 7, compared to just 191 queries per second with PHP 5.6. This shows that the latest PHP version has almost doubled the performance level.
Besides performance considerations, it's well worth upgrading to PHP 7 based on its improved security measures alone, not to mention the fact that it is supported by security updates for a longer time.
PHP 7: New features
The implementation of hash tables provides a significant performance boost
The new version requires far less server capacity to handle the same number of visitors
PHP 7 runs twice as fast as PHP 5.6
PHP 7 now also provides consistent support for 64-bit Windows operating systems
Features three-way comparison and null coalesce operators
PHP 7 enables the use of anonymous PHP classes for the first time
PHP Features with 1&1
|Selection of PHP Hosting Features||Included with 1&1|
|Current PHP versions||PHP 7.1 ✓ |
PHP 5.6 ✓
|Extended 1&1 PHP support for existing customers with outdated PHP versions (PHP 5.5 and older)||✓|
|Database function for MySQL database integration||✓|
additional algorithms such as AES via MCrypt
|Use of regular expressions||✓|
|Generation and manipulation of image file formats (GIF, JPG, PNG)||✓|
|Advanced network functionality||✓|
|Advanced calendar functions||✓|
|Read form data||✓|
|Alter PHP security settings||register_globals, allow_url_fopen, display_errors, disable_functions, safe_mode|
|Determine script limits||Yes – maximum values vary depending on the tariff chosen|