PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular open-source web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web application built on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not at all unusual that there are several million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic website with a vast number of options. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will serve different web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the page URL will not change. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a specific website must be activated on the server so that the site can run properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which suggests that your websites will work flawlessly no matter if your PHP scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old website doesn’t inevitably suggest an insecure one as you may have carried out plenty of modifications to its source code. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can decide which one will be active for your hosting account. The version can be changed with one single click of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied instantaneously. In case you’d like to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours at the same time.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even in case your sites were built with an earlier 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 enabled for your account with no more than a click of the mouse from our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. Apart 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 most hosting companies, but we are strongly convinced that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to set up, as older script language syntax doesn’t inevitably imply security holes. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to select a different version of PHP for each single website within your account.