PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used open-source server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any site or app built with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s not unusual that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to build a responsive website with a ton of features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will serve different web content to each user regardless of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst building a specific website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run flawlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Hosting

Our hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which means that your sites will work without any problem no matter if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We know that an old website doesn’t automatically equal a vulnerable one as you may have performed plenty of code mods. That is why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can select which version will be active for your hosting account. The version can be changed with a single click of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will take effect momentarily. If you want to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours at the same time.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

We’re firm in our conviction that several years spent building a site should not be in vain, which implies that in case you order a semi-dedicated server from us, you will be able to use any script, be it new or old. In contrast to lots of web hosts, we support several different versions of PHP on our innovative cloud hosting platform – 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. You will not only be able to activate the needed version through your Hepsia Control Panel, but you’ll also have the option to pick a different PHP version for each website. The latter can be accomplished merely by placing an .htaccess file inside the root folder of the given site. You can change the current version both for a single site and for the whole account and the change will be applied in only a few minutes. With our web hosting services, you can rest assured that you will never encounter any website incompatibility hindrances.