PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular open-source scripting languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet app built with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it’s not that unusual that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to create an interactive site with loads of options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will display different content to each user regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a specific website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to work faultlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting

With our shared web hosting, you’ll be able to choose which PHP version will be enabled for your web hosting account, since multiple versions are installed on our servers. With as little as one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and whenever a new version is launched in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have developed throughout the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other companies, we won’t compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have implemented modifications to its source code to fill security breaches. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your web hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve got a site created in an older version of PHP and you have devoted time and efforts toward setting it up, filling security breaches and inserting page content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since the great majority of web hosting companies nowadays offer only the most recently launched PHP version and give up the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to select the version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services support PHP 4 and multiple versions of PHP 5, which implies that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any custom modifications or wasting time striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also have the ability to specify a different version of PHP for each single site that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.