PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular multiparadigm programming languages out there. Any site or application written in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is not really all that surprising that there are actually several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic site with loads of different options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will display different web content to each user although the page URL will stay the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a certain website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to run flawlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers support different PHP versions, which suggests that your sites will work faultlessly no matter if your scripts are outdated. We accept the fact that an old site doesn’t invariably suggest a vulnerable one as you may have done lots of source code modifications. That is why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can pick which one will be enabled for your web hosting account. You can change the version with one mouse click inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied momentarily. If you would like to run both newer and older scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domains at the same time.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support multiple PHP versions, which suggests that you’ll be able to use all the web apps that you have created throughout the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server account, will allow you to enable the needed version with a single click of the mouse. You can select between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4. In case you wish to host multiple websites under the same account and they have distinct requirements with respect to the hosting platform, you’ll be able to specify a different version for each and every one of them irrespective of which version has been enabled for the account itself. This is possible thanks to our in-house developed cloud platform, which allows us to run multiple PHP versions at once. By contrast, most web hosting providers usually support one, maximum two versions.