PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous object-oriented programming languages out there. Any site or app based on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it’s not all that unusual that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic site with an abundance of different options. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will show unique content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will not change. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while building a given website must be set up on the server in order for the site to behave properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Hosting

With our hosting services, you will be able to choose the PHP version that will be active for your shared account, since different versions are enabled on our servers. With as little as one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and each time a new version is released in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve built throughout the years. In contrast with a lot of other providers, we will not force you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it is vulnerable since you may have carried out modifications to its code to fix safety loopholes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each individual site that you host in your shared account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting support multiple versions of PHP, which means that you’ll be able to use all the web-based apps that you’ve built over the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each single semi-dedicated account, will allow you to activate the needed version with one click. You can pick between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. If you’d like to host multiple sites under one and the same account and they have special requirements in relation to the hosting platform, you will be able to choose a different version for each and every one of them irrespective of which version has been enabled for the account as a whole. That’s possible owing to our custom-developed cloud web hosting platform, which allows us to run several versions of PHP at once. In stark comparison, most hosting vendors usually support one, in exceptionally rare cases – two versions.