Find the Right concrete5 Hosting Provider and Package for Your Requirements

Find the Right concrete5 Hosting Provider and Package for Your Requirements

There are plenty of concrete5 hosting providers out there which can in fact make it a tough decision to pick the right option for your next web project.


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Find the Right concrete5 Hosting Provider and Package for Your Requirements

Shopping around trying to match a host to your requirements and budget can be very frustrating and time consuming - nobody wants that. We will try and alleviate some of the work.

When searching for a concrete5 hosting provider, one of the first question to ask yourself is - what version of concrete5 are you using? There are currently 2 stable releases to choose from; 5.6 and 5.7. Which one to use is a discussion for another post. Once you know which concrete5 version you are using you then need to look at the server requirements outlined on concrete5.org - attached at the end of the post for conveneince.

Now, the next step would usually be to research the available web hosts on the market comparing the requirements against their server specifications. Not a job for the faint hearted. As we are all about making your life that little bit easier; We have put the research time in on your behalf and have compiled a nice and concise list of hosts that fit the bill and will do a great job hosting your next concrete5 project.


BlueHost
Location: US
About: Bluehost was founded in 2003 with one goal: to make a better hosting company. Built on open source technology, they have since grown to become one of the world's largest providers of cloud-based online solutions. Operating beneath the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, over 700 staff are pushing boundaries to deliver the promise of the internet to more people than ever.

Prices from: $3.95 (£2.49) per month

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Heart Internet
Location: UK
About: Hundreds of thousands of customers rely on Heart Internet every day to power their websites, emails, applications and much more. Their customers span a wide range of individuals and businesses from bloggers, freelancers and agencies to large national companies with complex requirements.

Prices from: $3.95 (£2.49) per month

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concrete5 Server Requirements

concrete5 5.7

PHP Version: 5.3.3 or greater
PHP Modules: CURL, zip, mcrypt, openssl, GD (with freetype), mysql, mbstring, iconv (iconv needed for Zend Locale)
PHP Settings (primarily for file uploads): post_max_upload_filesize = 20, post_max_size = 20, php memory limit to 96 (More may be needed for memory intensive operations, such as upgrading.)
PHP Safe Mode: Off
MySQL Version: 5.1.5 or higher.
MySQL Innodb table support.
Apache/IIS (Apache recommended)

concrete5 5.6 and Earlier

PHP Version: 5.2.4 or greater (PHP >= 5.3 recommended)
PHP Modules: CURL, zip, mcrypt, openssl, GD (with freetype), mysql, mbstring, iconv (iconv needed for Zend Locale)
PHP settings (primarily for file uploads): post_max_upload_filesize = 20, post_max_size = 20, php memory limit to 64 (More may be needed for memory intensive operations, such as upgrading.)
PHP Safe Mode: Off
MySQL Version: 5.x or higher.
Apache/IIS (Apache recommended)

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