PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular curly-brace programming languages available out there. Any site or web-based application created with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it is hardly a surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to create a dynamic website with plenty of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will serve unique content to each visitor even though the page URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while developing a particular website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to behave correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers support different PHP versions, so your sites will run without any problems no matter if your scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old site does not inevitably mean an insecure one as you may have implemented lots of mods to its code. This is why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can decide which one will be active for your account. The version can be changed with only one single click from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied instantaneously. If you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domains simultaneously.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a site built using a previous version of PHP and you have dedicated time and efforts on setting it up, repairing safety holes and entering content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, since the majority of hosting providers today offer only the most recently published PHP version and abandon the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to choose the exact version that your very own sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support multiple versions of PHP 5 as well as PHP 4, which implies that you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom modifications or wasting time and energy struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to specify a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.