PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used curly-bracket programming languages out there. Any website or application written in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it isn’t really a huge surprise that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to build an interactive site with a myriad of different options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor even though the page URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst creating a specific website must be activated on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which goes to say that your websites will work without any problem no matter if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old site does not always imply an insecure one as you may have performed plenty of mods to its code. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can pick which one will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with just one single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied instantly. In case you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different version of PHP for each domain name of yours simultaneously.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even if your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click via our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the newest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of web hosting providers, but we are convinced that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took years to set up, as older script language syntax does not automatically imply safety loopholes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the opportunity to set a different version of PHP for each website within the account.