I feel like if the other languages for writing web apps (ruby, python, node, etc) ever want to go and displace php for good, they will need to come up with a low cost affordable hosting platform that targets the shared hosting scene.
There’s always OpenShift, which has a really good free plan. ;)
I hate to be this guy, but those margins must be razor-thin. Change-your-profession-thin.
I’ve said this before, but I guess I’ll say it again, Laravel really makes PHP pretty bearable.