Good hosting providers for PHP7

Hi everybody,
I’m about to purchase some hosting and I would like to know if any of you could recommend a good hosting provider that supports PHP7. The hosting service itself doesn’t have to be the best as I’m not going to host websites that receive a lot of traffic, at least for the moment. Anyhow I also would not want the cheapest or one that doesn’t provide a very good service. In the past I have been with GoDadddy, something I would avoid right now, and with Media Temple, which are very good but a bit too expensive for me to start with.
Running on Apache would be a nice to have as it is what I know; also that offers SSH connections as FTP is normally too slow and not ideal, and that it lets me install scripts such as imagemagick and imagick if it doesn’t already offer them out of the box. Also support for PDO and MySQL 5.7 would be great.

Any input would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.


I think Cloudways and Dailyrazor are the best hosting providers that support PHP7. I’ve been with Cloudways since last year. I’ve found it well-managed and optimized. They provide 24/7 support. My friend said Dailyrazor is also good. Hope both will be helpful to you.


good but seams expensive to me

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As per requirement about PHP 7 and other elements, I can recommend you they have all latest version of server hosting, which support all components for each platform

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Just took a look at it. It looks like they are running on Ubuntu 12 and CentOS 6. That’s not a good sign. Ubuntu 12 is well outdated and CentOS 6 is behind 1 version. Ubuntu’s latest versions are now 16.04 (Xenial) and 16.10 (Yakkety). While CentOS’s latest version 7. Though I guess they do have a “Install your own OS” option. Not entirely sure if that’s an extra charge.

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You can always get VPS with the root access and install any software or any version of PHP / MySQL. Otherwise, you may try shared or WordPress Hosting by EURO-SPACE, where you’ll have PHP 5.5 , 5.6 and 7 switcher in cPanel to easily manage required version of the interpreter.

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Are you looking for shared , VPS or dedicated hosting for php7. As most of the webs hosting companies will offer you php7 support.

I want something quite full featured with latest tech but my websites at the moment will be in construction so no heavy traffic, this will grow in time. So I guess shared hosting, if not too bad quality will be okay to start with.

If that’s the case, you could try the host I am using. You could also take advantage of the free 1 domain name. This domain name can be .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, (and a few more TLDs that I can’t recall). With this 1 free domain name for life, you have to stay with this hosting company. I don’t know if you could transfer the domain name, but if you do, you may also have to pay for the transfer fee and you will no longer get that domain name for life. You will have to pay for that domain name monthly.

So what they have

  • PHP 5.2, PHP 5.3, PHP 5.4, PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6, and PHP 7.0 (I believe this version is in between 7.0.0 and 7.0.9)
  • Ability to choose between different versions of PHP
  • Ngnix? (I can’t really tell because Apache isn’t present when I try echoing it out, but Cpanel has Apache configurations)
  • MySQL databases
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Cpanel
  • The rights to use and edit php.ini (Just place it into the domain name directory and it’ll automatically work)
  • 20 addon domain names
  • 20 free domains (requires you to request them using the support tickets)
  • 20 free subdomains (max you can get is 40, but also requires a support ticket)
  • unlimited space
  • 100 free email address
  • Unlimited forwarding address
  • Roundcube or Squirrle Mail (forgot the actual name of this one)
  • Ruby on Rail (no SSH)
  • Python (no SSH)
  • Filemanager
  • FTP users
  • Advanced zone editor and simple zone editor (basically your DNS settings. I suggest you don’t touch these if you aren’t using any services that require editing your DNS settings such as Tumblr)
  • SSL installations (You can upload your own SSL from an SSL authority for free, just look for services that hand out free SSL. startssl is a good one, comodo hands out 1 free SSL as well.)

And a lot of other basic features like installing their version of WordPress or other random ones. Basically all the generic stuff like “one-click build a website” type of stuff. I think this is “softalocous” or something like that. There’s a few other ones, but I don’t recall.

This pack that I am talking about, it’s only $47.88 (USD) a year. That’s a year. So I’d say take advantage of the free 1 domain while you have the chance. This package is pretty limited so if you want a lot of features, I would recommend using a different service, but if you want a cheap shared hosting with a lot of good features, this would be the one. There’s also another higher package, but I didn’t choose it because it is basically almost the same thing, but allows you to have a little bit more addon domains and a little bit more sub domains. This package is $83.88 (USD) and it is a year. There are also monthly payments as well if you choose it. For the $47.88, it’s $3.99 per month if you choose the monthly option, although you will NOT be able to get the free 1 domain name. This option is only available for the yearly plans. And for the $83.88 package, it’s $6.99 per month if you choose the monthly payment instead of the yearly payment.

I would say that you should look at a lot of hosting providers and compare them and then make your decision. But don’t choose one right away. The service I am using is It is a part of

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Thanks for your detailed reply. That hosting deal sounds pretty good. Just only wondering if they let me rsync my local projects via ssh, as FTP is normally inefficient with large projects. Also will I find any problems if I need to install a script like imagick?

No, I don’t believe there is such a thing as “shared hosting with free SSH”. SSH itself is not a free service in most hostings. You have to either get a VPS package or you have to purchase SSH on its own. But with this hosting, you have to purchase a VPS package which costs more than a lot of other hostings. So I recommend going with some other hosting. I believe it’s like $200 (USD) a year or something like that.

Also, with this hosting, I am not sure if you can install imagick. But it does have Cpanel. I haven’t really fussed with the configurations so I am not entirely sure what you can do and can’t. I do remember installing random packages using their PHP stuff. Again, I haven’t really fussed with it so I’ll have to do that and get back to you.

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Dailyrazor is $3 a month for a shared Linux Hosting Plan, right? Is that too expensive?

If you want features then Microsoft’s Azure and IBM’s Bluemix would have the most features or close to the most but they probably have too many features for you, they are complicated to figure out.

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Can’t agree with you. I’m using different hosting plans with EURO-SPACE and I have SSH access on my shared plans as well as on the VPS. SSH may not be enabled by default, but you can request to have access and it will be available free of charge for you.

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I’ve ended up taking Sitepoint’s 65% discount offer on SiteGround, without much of checking offered features. Let’s see how that goes…

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For anyone that doesn’t know what the SitePoint + SiteGround offer is, you can find more info here.

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So did my sitepoint premiun account just got extended for another year?

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Bluehost Offers Php 7.0 nowadays. They have stable uptimes nowadays also.