How to find web hosting that meets my requirements?
I have designed a website running in php and mysql. And I used mysqli extension instead of the normal mysql extension in php, so all my functions are now on mysqli. After developing a major part of the website, i started looking for suitable webhosts, and found that there are few that offer support for mysqli extension.
I'm not sure if I really made a mistake by preferring mysqli instead of mysql. Could you please let me know - a) whether mysqli support has to be confirmed with the host before I sign up for their web space account b) whether mysqli support will be given by default in all php 5.2+ versions c) any good (paid, but not too expensive) webhosts with reliable service offering support for mysqli extension (in shared server more, not dedicated server)
NOTE - mine is a small business, and i'm looking for a shared mode web host for now.