March 16, 2009

PHP_MING Hosting

Over the past week we have had php_ming on our Linux cPanel servers to work with and many of our customers have already found this feature as a great use.

We offer PHP_MING with all our cPanel Linux hosting, see below for a list of hosting packages:

What is PHP_MING (Taken from PHP.net)

First of all: Ming is not an acronym. Ming is an open-source (LGPL) library which allows you to create SWF (“Flash”) format movies. Ming supports almost all of Flash 4’s features, including: shapes, gradients, bitmaps (pngs and jpegs), morphs (“shape tweens”), text, buttons, actions, sprites (“movie clips”), streaming mp3, and color transforms –the only thing that’s missing is sound events.

Note that all values specifying length, distance, size, etc. are in “twips”, twenty units per pixel. That’s pretty much arbitrary, though, since the player scales the movie to whatever pixel size is specified in the embed/object tag, or the entire frame if not embedded.

Ming offers a number of advantages over the existing PHP/libswf module. You can use Ming anywhere you can compile the code, whereas libswf is closed-source and only available for a few platforms, Windows not one of them. Ming provides some insulation from the mundane details of the SWF file format, wrapping the movie elements in PHP objects.

Ming was added in PHP 4.0.5.

To view the module is supported on our cPanel servers please use the following URL:

http://www.hostmediauk.com/info.php#ming

Learn more about PHP Ming

We have created a small example demo of PHP Ming and put together some information at:

http://www.hostmediauk.com/web-hosting/php-ming-hosting.php

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