PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular server-side programming languages available out there. Any website or web application built on PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it is not at all surprising that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to develop a responsive website with a vast number of options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will show different web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will stay the same. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst building a given website must be present on the web server in order for the site to behave properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

With our shared hosting, you will be able to pick the PHP version that will be active for your account, since we support different versions. With only one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and anytime a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve created over the years. In contrast to many other hosting suppliers, we will not compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it is insecure as you may have implemented modifications to its source code to fix security gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to set a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even in case your websites were created with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click from our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the great majority of web hosts, but we strongly deem that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took years to develop, as older programming language syntax does not inevitably imply security gaps. On the contrary, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also provide you with the opportunity to specify a different version for each single website within your account.