PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used general-purpose web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or app based on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is barely surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to build a responsive site with a large number of options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will display different content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while creating a certain website must be present on the web server in order for the site to behave properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Web Hosting

With our web hosting, you will be able to choose which version of PHP will be enabled for your shared hosting account, since we offer support for several versions. With just one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and every time a new version is published in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve created over the years. Unlike lots of other providers, we won’t force you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have carried out modifications to its code to prevent safety gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each site hosted in your shared hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers support multiple versions of PHP, which means that you’ll be able to run all the web applications that you have set up throughout the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each account, will enable you to set the needed version with only one click of the mouse. You can pick between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. In case you wish to host multiple websites under the same account and they have special requirements in regards to the web hosting environment, you will be able to pick a different PHP version for each one of them regardless of which version has been selected for the account itself. That’s achievable owing to our custom-created cloud platform, which allows us to run different PHP versions at the same time. In stark contrast, the great majority of hosting companies typically offer one, in extremely rare cases – two versions.