PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used programming languages that are available out there. Any website or application built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it isn’t really a huge surprise that there are a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to build a dynamic serving site with a plethora of different options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will serve unique content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will remain the same. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while creating a specific website must be present on the web server in order for the site to run correctly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting
With our shared hosting plans, you will be able to choose which PHP version will be enabled for your shared account, since we offer support for different versions. With just one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and whenever a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve set up throughout the years. In stark contrast to lots of other hosting vendors, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have implemented modifications to its source code to patch security loopholes. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each website hosted in your web hosting account.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even in case your sites 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 different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse from our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the newest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the great majority of hosting suppliers, but we trust that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to set up, as older programming language syntax does not invariably mean security weaknesses. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to set a different PHP version for each individual website within your account.