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WestHost Celebrates PHP Community With Code Contest

February 08
09:39 2011

Web Hosting NewsSALT LAKE CITY, UT – WestHost, a global leader in PHP Web Hosting, is announcing the start of their PHP Code Contest on February 3rd. Developers are encouraged to submit a PHP function. Winners, determined by a vote of their peers as well as judges, will win prizes including books, software, or a laptop. WestHost is sponsoring the contest in recognition of the large community of independent developers who use and enjoy PHP open-source software.

“We’ve always supported the open-source community by making sure our support staff was knowledgeable of PHP, and by supporting the latest versions,” shared Jake Neeley, Brand Manager of WestHost. “Seeing the strength of this community, we wanted to do something to recognize the time, effort, and commitment developers put into honing their craft, and the overall impression their work has made on the web.”

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The contest is a way for PHP developers to share code they have developed with the greater community, be recognized for their efforts, and win prizes that relate to their favorite coding language. The winners will receive books from PHP Architect, software from Zend, or a System76 Lemur UltraThin laptop. Prizes were carefully chosen not only for their appeal to developers, but to help the recipients grow and continue to support the PHP community.

“We could have offered a MacBook Pro or any other hi-tech prize, but we wanted to do something authentic to the hardcore PHP developer,” said Neeley.

PHP developers interested in the contest have until March 15th to submit their PHP code. To learn more about the PHP contest, or the hosting options offered by WestHost, please visit

About WestHost
WestHost is a subsidiary of the UK2 Group. UK2 Group has been a significant player in the U.K., European and U.S. hosting markets since 1998. UK2 Group provides domain name registration, website hosting and server hosting to many global customers through its large family of hosting brands —, midPhase,,, WingSix, ANHosting, Autica, Supreme Support, Dotable, VPS.Net, WestHost and Virtual Internet. The group is accredited by ICANN and provides .com, .biz, .info, .net, .org, .jobs, .name and .pro gTLD’s to its clients. For more information about UK2 Group, please visit

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