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Does a web host need to support a PHP framework in order for a developer to be able to use it?

Posted on 2012-03-20
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I'm new to PHP and I'd like to use a particular PHP framework for a project and I was wondering whether a framework has to be supported by the hosting provider in order for it to be available? Or is it enough that they support PHP?
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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They don't normally support frameworks directly.  You need to check the version of PHP and the extensions required by the framework.  That will tell you whether it will work.
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by:Eindoofus
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So how would one go about adding a framework the proper PHP version and extensions are installed?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Download it and install it.  What are you looking at?  They usually have installation instructions.
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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In that case, you can check the php version and extensions needed for the php framework.. you can just create one file called phpinfo.php and add these lines to check,

<?php

echo phpinfo();

?>
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by:Ray Paseur
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Here is what I would do.  Ask the hosting provider if they support the framework you want to use.  You will have a close relationship with them, might as well start now!
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And if they say "Huh?  What?", hang up and call the next one.
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