PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous web development languages out there. Any site or web-based app created in PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it is scarcely a surprise that there are a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to develop an interactive website with an immense number of features. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will serve different web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the page URL will stay the same. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a particular website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Hosting
If you purchase a hosting plan from us, you won’t ever have to speculate about whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as several PHP versions are enabled on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with just one single click of the mouse and in case you want to change the version, the new settings will be applied straight away. Thus, years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP will not be in vain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, so you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will use.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were built 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 at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click via our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the newest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the majority of web hosting vendors, but we strongly trust that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to set up, as older script language syntax does not invariably suggest security breaches. Just the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the opportunity to specify a different PHP version for each website within your account.