PHP support is included with Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum
Plus web hosting plans.
PHP is a powerful server-side scripting language, which is concise
and fast. PHP enables developers to create dynamic web content using
less code than would be required with other scripting languages.
This overview provides a brief introduction to PHP. For more
detailed information, please see the
PHP Online Manual.
FastVirtual does not provide technical support for PHP development
or configuration issues. If you require PHP technical support, please
visit the the
PHP web site, which includes extensive documentation and support
- PHP is version 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.23 with Suhosin-Patch 0.9.6.2 (cgi-fcgi) (build: Feb 11 2012 01:46:45)
- GIF creation through PHP is supported.
PHP File Requirements
In order for the server to execute your PHP scripts, your files should
end in a "php" or "php5" extension. PHP scripts will not be recognized if they use other
PHP files should be located in your normal web directories. They
should not be placed in your "cgi-bin" directory.
Parsing PHP in Other File Types
The server is configured to execute PHP for files that end in .php5.
Advanced users may add additional file extensions via the .htaccess
file as follows:
AddType application/x-httpd-php .html
The following example demonstrates the use of PHP:
<TITLE>PHP Example Script</TITLE>
<B>Working out a math problem...</B><BR><BR>
$a = 5;
$b = 9;
echo "$a plus $b is equal to ", $a + $b;
<BR><BR><B>Counting to 10...</B><BR>
$n = 1;
while ($n <= 10)
echo "$n <BR>";
Find Out More
This overview only provides a brief introduction to PHP. For
detailed information about PHP's capabilities, including MySQL
programming within PHP, please see the