PHP hosting is a necessity for over 80% of the websites online that run on PHP code & MySQL database frameworks, making it one of the most commonly supported features on web hosting plans. PHP is an essential part of the LAMP/WAMP stack where it is usually installed with Python, Perl, Ruby/RoR, and Node.js for shared Linux hosting plans with cPanel. PHP has multiple versions with most CMS scripts currently running on either 5.6 or 7.x under a variety of PHP process caching extensions available.
PHP hosting is fairly standardized on Apache with MySQL/PostgreSQL database support offered by web hosting companies as a complete web server package. PHP performance can be improved by SSD storage, faster CPU processors, more cores allocated to a code base, etc. as well as through the caching of frequently repeated processes in the scripts. PHP developers use multiple frameworks for coding and version control that many web hosts pre-install to offer complete solutions for programming teams.