PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous dynamic programming languages out there. Any website or web application created with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it isn’t surprising that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to build a dynamic serving site with a plethora of options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will show different web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while developing a particular website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to run correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting

In case you buy a shared web hosting plan from our company, you won’t ever have to speculate about whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we offer support for several versions of PHP for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with just one click and if you need to change the current version, the new settings will be applied momentarily. Thus, several years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP will not go down the tube. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which means that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we consider that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will be using.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click of the mouse through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the most recent PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the vast majority of hosting companies, but we strongly maintain that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to build, since older programming language syntax doesn’t inevitably suggest security vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to select a different PHP version for each individual site within the account.