PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or app built on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not a surprise that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to create an interactive website with a lot of options. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will display different content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while building a given website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to run correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Web Hosting

With our cloud web hosting, you will be able to pick the version of PHP that will be active for your shared hosting account, as we support several versions. With as little as one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and whenever a new version is published in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve created through the years. Unlike lots of other hosting providers, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not mean that it is vulnerable as you may have tweaked its source code to repair security loopholes. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to select a different version of PHP for each website that you host in your account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even if your websites were built with an earlier version of PHP, 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 of them can be activated for your account with just one click from our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the newest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the great majority of web hosting suppliers, but we strongly feel that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to develop, since older programming language syntax does not necessarily mean safety gaps. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to set a different PHP version for each site within the account.