PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous server-side scripting languages out there. Any website or app built with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it’s by no means unusual that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to build a dynamic serving website with a large number of features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will serve different content to each user despite the fact that the page URL will stay the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst building a particular website must be present on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Hosting
If you get a hosting plan from us, you won’t ever have to think about whether your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, since different versions of PHP are installed on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single mouse click and if you would like to change the version, the update will take effect immediately. Thus, several years of work on websites created with an older PHP version will not go down the tube. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which means that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we strongly think that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as 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 from our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the newest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by the vast majority of web hosting providers, but we strongly trust that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to set up, as older script language syntax doesn’t invariably imply safety breaches. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to specify a different version of PHP for each website within the account.