It’s essential that your hosting makes life as easy as possible for your web developer. Ultimately, it will save you time and money and ensure that, whatever you want to achieve, it can be done.
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Below are all the features available on our shared and/or VPS hosting platforms. If you or your developer have any questions or you don’t see a feature you would like, get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.
The popular general-purpose language for web development. PHP is a server-side HTML embedded scripting language. It gives developers a complete suite of tools for developing dynamic websites.
PHP Next Generation is a brand of PHP development. It is the basis for PHP 7, which loads pages up to twice as fast compared to PHP 5.6.
The most commonly-used open source database solution for websites.
The world’s most popular web server software, available for a wide variety of operating systems including Unix, FreeBSD, Linux and more.
IonCube protects your website software by encrypting all PHP scripts and preventing them from being viewed and changed.
Perl is a a high-level and general-purpose programming language often used for building web applications.
Python is a popular, high-level programming language. It gives developers the ability to work fast and more effectively integrate languages.
Ruby is a dynamic programming language designed for simplicity and productivity. Ruby’s has a particularly elegant syntax making it easy for its users to write code.
Node.js is a cross platform environment designed for networking and server-side applications. Node.js makes it easy to build lightweight, real-time applications.
Nginx is a free HTTP server and reverse proxy focused on performance, stability and low resource use. Using additional code, nginx is compatible with most platforms like WordPress.
Tomcat is an application server that executes Java servlets for web pages that have Java Server Page coding. Tomcat is developed and maintained by Apache.
Zend Server is a PHP distribution stack offered by Zend Technologies. Zend Server offers developers the best in productivity, performance, scalability and reliability.
Linux is a Unix-like operating system with a reputation of being both efficient and high performance. There are multiple distributions of Linux, each with their own software options. We’ve listed the options available with our VPS hosting plans below.
LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. It is a web stack that uses each of these solutions and is the perfect choice for development of high performance web applications and web sites.
Gentoo is a Linux distribution that allows you to configure your system exactly how you want it using Portage package management to install packages via source code.
Fedora is an innovative Linux distribution which uses the yum utility to allow you to add new software from package repositories or individual packages files to your VPS.
Slackware is a Linux distribution focused on providing both simplicity and stability. It is the oldest actively maintained distribution of Linux, yet remains quite popular.
CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System and provides what you would expect from an enterprise distribution, but is still open source while running only the most stable software packages.
Debian’s close attention to detail means a top quality Linux distribution of reliability and scalability. It’s a proven platform for running web applications.
Evolved from Debian, Ubuntu is one of the most stable and customisable of all the Linux distributions. It is especially stable because of its fast distribution (usually two updated releases each year).
Subversion manages changes made to your files and directories over time making it easy to recover older versions and examine how they have changed over time.
Short for Concurrent Versions System, CVS keeps track of the work and all changes to a set of files making it easy for developers working in a team environment to collaborate on the files.
Git is a source code management system designed to handle both your small and large projects. It is easy to learn and its tiny footprint ensures that you’ll get speedy performance.
A Python-based content management tool which handles projects of all sizes. Its intuitive interface makes it a user-friendly and popular solution.
Secure Shell (SSH) allows you to to log into another computer over a network, perform commands in a remote machine and to transfer your files among machines. SSH access is free with our hosting.
Cron schedules commands or scripts to run automatically at specified times. A cron job is the actual task you have scheduled. Cron jobs are most often used to automate repetitive tasks.
cURL stands for Client for URLs and provides developers with a command line tool and library used for transferring your data with URL syntax.
Short for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning, WebDAV allows for editing sites over HTTP and HTTPS connections. WebDAV offers additional security options compared to FTP.
A software implementation of a telephone PBX. It allows telephones to make calls to one another and to connect to other telephone services like PSTN and VoIP.
FTP is a standard networking protocol that is used for transferring files between desktop computers and servers on our network.
A lightweight, web-based IDE, Codiad encourages faster development because there isn’t the large overhead found with larger desktop editor alternatives.
Automatically parses PHP source code and generates a readable API and documentation in a number of different formats including PDF, HMTL and CHM.
Ruby On Rails
A Ruby-based development framework designed to make it both quicker and easier to create web applications or websites. Ruby On Rails strives to be a time saving solution by simplifying repetitive tasks.
A powerful, open source portal framework that can help your developers to build your site quickly. Liferay is highly customisable and offers an easy to use drag and drop interface.
A framework and visual web development solution based on XML. XMS opens up a number of fresh methods to utilise data.
A platform designed to help develop and manage REST APIs. Provides everything needed to develop an API from multiple data sources quickly.
An FTP solution that specialises in providing secure file transfers through a highly customisable control panel.
A PHP management framework designed to be a starting point for any projects that require a login. UserSpice handles password management, user groups and account creation.
A standards-compliant server with a clear focus on speed. Features a small memory footprint, a number of performance optimisations and a low CPU load.
A Java-based search platform written by Apache. Loaded with features including the ability to perform full text searches, real-time search indexes and highlights for hits.
A programming language designed to make it as easy, fast and reliable as possible to design sites and software. Developed by Google.
A general-purpose, object-oriented programming language that runs on Java virtual machine allowing Scala and Java to be seamlessly integrated.
A programming language that allows developers to create large, scalable real-time solutions that require high availability. Popular in eCommerce, banking and telecommunication industries.
A Java-based, dynamic object-oriented programming language by Apache which integrates seamlessly with Java programs and offers high-powered features like scripting.
A programming language that provides seamless Java integration and powerful features coordinating state changes in a consistent manner with a Lisp-based syntax that is easy to learn and use.
A Lucene powered search engine developed in Java featuring enterprise-grade and easy scalability allowing you to make fast searches.
A high speed, fully threaded and reliable Java implementation of Ruby offering developers integrated Rails, Rake, RubyGems and RSPec support.