Understanding the different platforms

When you order a new web account from Surftown, you will need to select the server platform your service runs on. This affects type of scripts and, as a consequence, the type of website you will be able to make on that account. It isn't possible to change account types once you have placed your order, so it is important that you select the right option during the order

Please note that the platform you select affects the server type your account will be running on, and that our two platform choices are unrelated to your own computer.


PHP is the most popular scripting language on the Internet, and is used for many of the most popular CMS'es , like WordPress and Joomla. We recommend everyone to use select the PHP / MySQL platform unless you specifically need to be able to run ASP.NET applications. Most of the websites in the world by far, is running on this kind of server.

We currently support PHP 5.4, 5.6 and 7.0 and MySQL 5.5.


ASP.NET are Microsoft's alternative scripting and application platform, used for some popular CMS'es like DotNetNuke.

We currently support ASP.NET 1.1, 3.5 and 4.6, as well as MSSQL Server 2008.

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