Some free webspaces can support PHP. Unfortunately, there are very few that support a database. Therefore, there are 2 options available for those who would like to host a blog, wiki, and/or other CMS on a webspace that has PHP but no database support.
- Look for CMS’s that use SQLite. SQLite is a flat file database. Unfortunately, some free webspaces may have this turned off. PHP must have the SQLite database option enabled since it is a feature built into PHP.
- Look for a CMS that uses its own flat file database. Dokuwiki is a good example of a wiki that uses its own database in the form of plain text files. http://asecurepc.com/wiki is currently using it.
Testing for PHP support can be seen at http://www.htmlite.com/php003.php
For a list of various CMS systems available to use, one can look at http://php.opensourcecms.com/scripts/show.php?catid=2&cat=Blogs. This list contains both CMS systems that require and do not require a database.