UK Hosting With PHP5, Curl And PDO Support

Feb 21, 2009

I'm needing to move one of my own websites, as the current shared host doesn't provide curl or full PDO support.

I'm tempted by the basic fasthosts linux home package, as I've used them before for a client, but I'm not sure if they're shared hosting includes curl/PDO support (I know their dedicated servers do, as I've just checked).

I've just sent an email to fasthosts asking, but are there any other hosts I should be looking at?

The site's nothing critical, with pretty low bandwidth needs, but the current hosts uptime isn't anything to shout about.

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Curl & GD On PHP5.2.5

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I have PHP 5.2.5 compiled with GD library working on my webserver,
yesterday i wanted to add Curl Support, so i had to recompile php.

I downloaded and installed Curl latest version and tried to recompile PHP :

'./configure'
'--prefix=/usr/local/php'
'--enable-discard-path'
'--disable-force-cgi-redirect'
'--enable-shared'
'--disable-static'
'--disable-debug'
'--disable-rpath'
'--enable-pic'
'--enable-inline-optimization'
'--enable-memory-limit'
'--with-gd'
'--with-png-dir'
'--with-jpeg-dir'
'--with-config-file-path=/etc'
'--with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php'
'--with-pear=/usr/share/pear'
'--enable-magic-quotes'
'--enable-debugger'
'--enable-track-vars'
'--with-exec-dir=/usr/bin'
'--with-versioning'
'--with-mod_charset'
'--with-regex=php'
'--enable-track-vars'
'--enable-trans-sid'
'--enable-safe-mode'
'--enable-ctype'
'--enable-ftp'
'--with-gettext=/usr'
'--enable-posix'
'--enable-session'
'--enable-sysvsem'
'--enable-sysvshm'
'--with-openssl=/usr'
'--without-kerberos'
'--with-freetype-dir=/usr'
'--with-zlib=/usr'
'--with-zlib=/usr'
'--with-zlib-dir=/usr'
'--with-zlib-dir'
'--enable-xslt'
'--with-xslt-sablot'
'--with-iconv-dir=/usr/local/lib'
'--with-mysql-sock=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'
'--with-mysql'
'--enable-mbstring=all'
'--enable-fastcgi'
'--enable-discard-path'
'--enable-force-cgi-redirect'
'--with-curl=/usr/local/curl'

I can't get it working, this is the error i get :

..

checking for T1lib support... no
checking whether to enable truetype string function in GD... no
checking whether to enable JIS-mapped Japanese font support in GD... no
checking for fabsf... yes
checking for floorf... yes
If configure fails try --with-jpeg-dir=<DIR>
checking for png_write_image in -lpng... yes
If configure fails try --with-xpm-dir=<DIR>
If configure fails try --with-freetype-dir=<DIR>
configure: error: GD build test failed. Please check the config.log for
details.

I think i'm not the only one who is experiencing this problem, take a look here:
[url]

Why do PHP.net don't give much importance to this BUG?

I'm using the same OS : Centos 5

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I'm trying to compile PHP with curl enabled but I cannot get it work.

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....
configure:32740: checking whether to enable calendar conversion support
configure:32778: result: no
configure:33078: checking whether to enable ctype functions
configure:33116: result: yes
configure:33416: checking for cURL support
configure:33455: result: yes
configure:33464: checking if we should use cURL for url streams
configure:33482: result: no
configure:33492: checking for cURL in default path
configure:33497: result: found in /usr
configure:33515: checking for cURL 7.10.5 or greater
configure:33529: result: libcurl 7.15.5
configure:33538: checking for SSL support in libcurl
configure:33542: result: yes
configure:33560: checking how to run the C preprocessor
configure:33678: result: gcc -E
configure:33702: gcc -E conftest.c
configure:33708: $? = 0
configure:33740: gcc -E conftest.c
conftest.c:201:28: error: ac_nonexistent.h: No such file or directory
configure:33746: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
| /* confdefs.h. */
|
| #define PACKAGE_NAME ""
| #define PACKAGE_TARNAME ""
| #define PACKAGE_VERSION ""
| #define PACKAGE_STRING ""
...

As you can see it shows "ac_nonexistent.h: No such file or directory" I installed both gcc and gcc-c++ libraries but it doesn't work.

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Actually, the configure command generates a bad Makefile.

Open the Makefile and look for a line staring with EXTRA_LIBS

You will see that the option “-lmysqlclient” is repeated twice. Delete one of them and save the Makefile.

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I am currently using MediaTemple GS which has MySQL 4 support; however, recent problems have made me want to consider other options. Unfortuantely, MediaTemple DV (thier VPS option) does not have MySQL 4 as an option.

Many thanks.

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this was 3 days ago now... I have sent 1 (sometimes 2) emails per day since, I currently have 8 open tickets, all ranging from the last 6-7wks - YES... I had open tickets when this all began t do with me paying my bill twice, which i heard nothing for weeks so I did a charge back through PayPal.. another mater.
Does anyone else have this problem with support there?
and with the site?

is there a way I can get my files of the server and DB?

can someone please advise what I should do?

I am hopeless with out them as they have my site files, otherwise i would have dumped them days ago!

by the way, I have emailed them number of times, they just ignore me, I am going to be calling again t the U.S in the morning, though they have no idea, and frankly nor do I - I need my DB it has my whole site for the last 18mths on it - over 10,000 members info.

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I have a site based on Python, Django, MySQL or Postgresql. It doesn't have any video or other bandwidth heavy elements, but the whole site is dynamic, each page takes about 5 to 10 DB query, 90% reads, 10% writes.

What kinds of traffic can a shared hosting account support for a site like that?

At stackoverflow.com, someone stated that a $5/mo shared hosting account can typically support 10-20,000 unique users per day or 100-200,000 pageviews/day. Does that sound about right?

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You will not value the importance of a good customer support until you start having problems which you want resolved in the shortest possible time. For some host providers this is like telling them to do the impossible.

It is sad that some of the so-called reputable host don't even have a ticket system not to talk of an on-line chat system where you can ask questions and receive answers in real time.

So, for those of you that are new to hosting or want to change your host, then you had better look for a host that offers good customer support either by Chat, ticket system or forum.

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I've been with Zoom for 2 years now, and I'm leaving as soon as I find another host.
Here's why: once a month, for the last 3 months, emails I send to a Yahoo.com address are bounced because Yahoo is blocking all email from my mail server. When this is finally dealt with, it turns out Yahoo blocks everything coming from Zoom (or my shared server -- sorry I'm not technical) because of spam originating there. Now, *I'm* not sending spam, and spam is annoying enough to deal with in my in box, but now other people sending spam are stopping me from sending my little 20-30 emails a day!

Here's how tech support has worked for me when this problem comes up:

1. I go on and open a chat with support.

2. Someone In India eventually says hello to me.

3. I state my problem.

4. Long wait.

5. Someone In India eventually comes back and says "hello" again.

6. Now I'm pissed. I tell Someone In India what the problem is and give her email
headers and tell her to pay attention.

7. Another long wait.

8. This Someone In India gives me an email address at zoom to email directly about this problem.

9. I email TheAddressIWasGiven @ zoom explaining my problem...and THAT EMAIL BOUNCES! Despite the irony of having an email begging for help with bounces get bounced itself, I am not amused.

10. I go to call Tech Support... DOH! They no longer have phone support.

11. I fill out an online support and send it in. I wait No reply. Emails to Yahoo still bouncing.

12. I fill out another one. I wait.

13. I get an email telling me my second support request is being closed since they are working on the first one. Really? First I've heard of them working on it.

14. 20 minutes later I get an email saying they're working on the first request.

15. A day or so later, I get an email telling me it will all be fine in a day.

16. Sometimes it's fine, sometimes I get another email telling me to go to Yahoo and fill out a form to get them to unblock it.

17. I fill out a form at Yahoo and it gets unblocked within hours.
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Also, they spontaneously took my little web site off line several times because they messed with directories. It took days to get right. My business is not web-based, but it was still annoying.

Anyway, there's my cautionary tale about Zoom . A few mistakes are forgivable, but this is too much.

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