PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular coding languages out there. Any website or web-based application built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it is barely a surprise that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to develop a responsive site with plenty of options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will display different content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while developing a specific website must be available on the web server so that the site can run properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which implies that your websites will work correctly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old site doesn’t invariably mean an insecure one as you may have implemented a lot of modifications to its code. This is the reason why we support PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and you can choose which one will be enabled for your account. You can change the version with only one single click of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied straight away. In case you want to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours simultaneously.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a website built on an older version of PHP and you’ve dedicated time and effort to setting it up, fixing safety holes and appending content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, since nearly all web hosts nowadays offer only the most recent version of PHP and give up the previous versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to pick the version that your very own sites need. Our semi-dedicated plans support PHP 4 and multiple versions of PHP 5, which implies that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual settings or misspending time and energy striving to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. The version can be changed via the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also have the ability to pick a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your account using an .htaccess config file.