PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used curly-bracket programming languages that are available out there. Any website or Internet application based on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it’s not surprising that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic serving website with numerous different options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will serve different web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will not change. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content 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 certain website must be activated on the server in order for the site to run correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Website Hosting

With our website hosting, you’ll be able to pick which PHP version will be enabled for your web hosting account, as we support several versions. With only one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and anytime a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you have set up through the years. Unlike lots of other web hosting suppliers, we won’t compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it’s insecure as you may have implemented modifications to its source code to plug security gaps. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to specify a different PHP version for each site hosted in your account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even if your websites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most web hosting suppliers, but we hold that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took several years to create, as older script language syntax doesn’t always suggest security holes. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also give you the opportunity to select a different version of PHP for each website within the account.