Tag Archives: PHP

Recent PHP Changes

You may have noticed some changes to the PHP versions we offers recently. This post will outline the changes we have made to your service, and what they mean.

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NEW: PHP Versions

After much internal development we are happy to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.6 and PHP 7 on our shared Linux web hosting servers.


Using info.php to view PHP version and installed modules

We are often asked by our customers what PHP version they are running on a domain or if a specific module is installed on their web server. Checking the PHP version and its modules can be done easily using an … Continue reading

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Choosing between FastCGI and libphp

This blog post will cover FastCGI and Libphp, highlighting their pros and cons before stating which one we believe you should use within the Pipe Ten hosting environment.

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Top PHP Frameworks – Updated

What are PHP frameworks A PHP Framework is a basic platform that allows us to develop web applications. In other words, the framework provides a structure. By using a PHP Framework, you end up saving loads of time and stop … Continue reading

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PHP Best Practise

We have collected a handful of the suggested best practices to be used while coding in PHP. There is a number of different best practises out there and some will even contradict one another. However, personally I believe its just … Continue reading

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Install: CakePHP

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster and require less code. CakePHP comes with built-in tools for input validation, CSRF protection, Form tampering protection, SQL injection prevention, and XSS prevention, helping you keep your application safe & secure. CakePHP can … Continue reading

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phpList Mega Post

phpList is a newsletter manager which allows you to add and manage users along with creating and sending email newsletters. A powerful and popular open-source mass mailing software, with thousands of daily users and nearly 3,000 downloads a week. We’ll talk … Continue reading

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Install: phpBB

In this tutorial we will show you how to manually install PHPBB on your hosting account. PHPBB is an open source script which allows you to have a forum on your website. Click here to see if this application is … Continue reading

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Automatically update the copyright year with .NET/ASP/JS/PHP

If your website is still showing “© 2011” and it should be “© 2012” then take the opportunity to update once and have it correct forever using one of the code snippets below:

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PHP magic_quotes_gpc explained

PHP magic_quotes is a configurable option for PHP which when enabled provides automatic escaping of the ‘, “, \ and null characters within incoming data/variables.

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Huge new 256MB PHP memory_limit!

We’re very pleased to announce that our hosting infrastructure now supports a massive 256MB PHP memory_limit for all newly created Linux shared and reseller hosting accounts.

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PHP allow_url_fopen now allowed

For the past few years we have as policy prevented the use of PHP allow_url_fopen on our shared and reseller web servers in order to mitigate against the most common code exploits and attack vectors seen within customers PHP code.

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Sending PHP Email

In response to a number of PHP email sending related support queries we’ve put together this post outlining the most basic sending method and referencing some of the more advanced PHP email topics. Additional information on PHP mail related functions … Continue reading

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PHP Version Support

Linux is recommended for all serious PHP development and deployment. Modules such as mod_rewrite are not supported or suitable for Windows PHP.

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