Choose your own website hosting

Our competitors force you to use their own servers but what would happen if they ceased trading? Your entire online business would be lost forever. With Ziva Studio, you host your site and keep a backup of the code.

Minimum server requirements

Server Specification

  • Apache Web Server
  • Memory limit to be at least
  • PHP 5.4+
  • MySQL 5+
  • Ability to set Cron

PHP Settings

  • Register Globals: Off
  • Magic Quotes GPC: Off
  • File Uploads: On
  • Session Auto Start: Off
  • Allow URL fOpen: On

Check your server

Download this file and upload to your server. Access it from a web browser and it will produce an on-screen report.

PHP Extensions

  • GD – For image resizing
  • Imagick – to make 300 dpi PNG images
  • IonCube – to run our php encoded files
  • cURL – For making external calls
  • Mbstrings
  • mCrypt
  • ZIP
  • JSON
  • FileInfo

Bluehost Hosting

We recommend Bluehost Hosting for Ziva Studio. Their plans are a great value and you get 24/7 support via live chat or phone, plus a free domain name!

Choose their shared server Plus Plan if you want to take payments using PayPal.

Choose their shared server Pro Plan if you’re going to use another gateway for payments. The Pro Plan includes an SSL and IP address plus more speed.

95% of our customers use Bluehost. It’s great value for money.

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