PHP and MySQL Hosting

Our Web Hosting packages with PHP and MySQL Hosting are the most popular choices for our clients as these two are necessary to run the most popular website applications like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many others. PHP is the most popular server side scripting language on the web with about 35% of web traffic generated by PHP based websites, and Wikipedia reports that PHP is used in 75% of websites using server-side scripting. Additionally, major websites like Facebook, Wikipedia and Yahoo use PHP, and WordPress-based websites account for about half of the 35% of the traffic mentioned above. PHP can be used on Windows or Linux based servers, however we use Linux-based installations because of the additional stability, security and development features offered by Linux

MySQL is a fast and stable Relational Database Management System and is used extensively in PHP and MySQL Hosting to support major website applications like WordPress and many others. It is also used by major websites like Facebook, Wikipedia, Google, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. In a typical PHP and MySQL Hosting setup, PHP will process the input and output of data, and MySQL will store the data used by PHP, used in cooperation these two technologies make a formidable tool.

Why Use eStart for PHP and MySQL Hosting?

  • Multiple PHP versions available – currently 5.3 and 5.2 (for older websites)
  • Improved PHP security through the use of SuPHP, Suhosin and Mod Security
  • Zend Optimizer and IonCube Loader
  • Minimum PHP memory_limit of 128MB
  • php.ini overrides per website – clients can modify PHP settings
  • Xcache opcode cacher that moves compiled scripts into RAM for increased PHP performance
  • PEAR Package installation
  • MySQL 5.5
  • phpMyAdmin to manage MySQL databases and content
  • Softaculous Application Installer for installing WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and several hundred other applications

Where do I start?

I want an Email Address or a Website

You will need all of these:

  1. A Domain Name. A domain name is like a street address so emails and website visitors will know where to go, and you will need to renew and pay for it every year.
  2. A Hosting Package. You will also need to subscribe to a Hosting Package which you will pay for monthly or yearly. This is like a rental space that exists to provide all services like email and website, using the domain name you own.
  3. Order and Pay. To order both hosting and domain name, go to, choose a hosting package with the functionality you need, and click on the “Sign Up Now” button. It will then ask you for the domain name you want to use and you can search for available domains using this form

Want a website?

If you want us to design a website for you, please have a look at our Portfolio and use the contact form on that page to contact us for a quote

If you need help, phone 082 896 0378