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 the mysqli extension.
I'm not sure if I have really made a mistake by preferring mysqli instead of mysql. Could you please let me know -
- whether mysqli support has to be confirmed with the host before I sign up for their web space account
- whether mysqli support will be given by default in all PHP 5.2+ versions
- 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.