PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source scripting languages out there. Any website or web-based app built with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it is not surprising that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to set up a responsive website with a multitude of options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor although the page URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst developing a specific website must be available on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting

In case you buy a shared web hosting package from our company, you’ll never need to speculate as to whether your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, as we offer support for multiple versions of PHP for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with just one click and in case you wish to change the version, the update will take effect right away. In this way, several years of work on sites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which means that you can use older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In stark contrast to them, we feel that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own websites will use.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even if your websites were built with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click via our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the latest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most web hosting companies, but we are strongly convinced that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to develop, since older script language syntax does not automatically equal safety breaches. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to pick a different version of PHP for each individual website within the account.