I am looking for a PHP web host. I am currently with 1and1.com, boy, do they SUCK!
Here are my criteria for the web host I'm looking for:
1) Must support PHP 5.5 and above, along with MySQL
2) IMPORTANT -- Must allow me to connect to my MySQL database on their server via MySQL Workbench! I hate using PHPMyAdmin.
3) Technical support must be knowledgeable.
4) Short wait times for technical support
5) Supports WordPress
The reason why I'm cancelling my 1and1 account is because I am using mod_rewrite in my .htaccess that works in my local server and in another web host, but it won't work in their server. I was on hold for almost 30 minutes. When I finally spoke to a person, he said they don't really know how to help me on this. I wasn't asking them how to do mod_rewrite, I was merely asking why no redirection was occurring, that maybe they don't have mod_rewrite configured correctly; I ask this on the basis that what I had worked not only in my local server, but also in another web host.
Please make sure your recommendations meet my minimum criteria as listed above. Thanks.