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Default want Free PHP 4.3 or above & MYSQL web hosting

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Can anybody give me a info about any site that give Free PHP 4.3 or above hosting with MYSQL Db support? I am tired of searching in web of fake sites.
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As with anything "Free" you are going to have an incredibly hard time as your website grows. Free PHP websites typically run in safe mode or have numerous functions disabled or incredibly low resource limits, or a minimum number of - or no - modules installed. And finding one with MySQL support is even tougher... because of the increased resource usage. That being said I have seen at least one or two out there and your best bet is to do a google search.

But -- as always -- you would be better off spending a few dollars a month to get the increased functionality and reliability that a paid host can offer (or *should* offer as is the case with most of us!).

Here is just one of the results from my Google query.

I would be skeptical of any *free* provider personally... what is the motive behind the free service? Are they going to look in on your database data and steel your visitors/users personal information, email addresses, etc? There is always a gimmick!

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I agree with Rich, my experience with free hosts has been that they have a nasty habit of disappearing at short notice.
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I'm affraid under the addage 'you get what you pay for' I would have to aggree, anything for 'free' will at some point be at the cost of something else!!

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