PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used coding languages out there. Any website or app based on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it isn’t that unusual that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to build a responsive site with an abundance of options. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will serve unique web content to each user in spite of the fact that the page URL will be the same. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while setting up a given website must be available on the server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

With our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to choose the PHP version that will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, as we offer support for different versions. With as little as one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and each time a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. In this way, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve developed through the years. In contrast to a lot of other hosting suppliers, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it is vulnerable since you may have carried out modifications to its source code to fix safety gaps. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a site based on an older version of PHP and you have committed time and energy to setting it up, filling safety breaches and inputting page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of web hosts these days offer support only for the most recently introduced PHP version and give up the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to choose the version that your own websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4 and multiple versions of PHP 5, which goes to say that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any manual settings or wasting time and effort struggling to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the current version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole account, but you’ll also have the ability to pick a different version for each individual site that you host in your account using an .htaccess config file.