PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular coding languages available out there. Any website or web-based application created using PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it is not unusual that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to build an interactive website with a ton of different options. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will serve different content to each user although the page URL will stay unchanged. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst creating a certain website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to run correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting plan from our company, you won’t ever have to ask yourself if your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, as several versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with only one click and if you want to change the version, the update will take effect immediately. In this way, years of work on sites built with an older version of PHP will not be lost. Our web 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 at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your very own websites.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even in case your websites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the newest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of web hosting providers, but we maintain that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to create, since older script language syntax does not automatically suggest safety flaws. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to pick a different version for each single website within your account.