PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used curly-brace programming languages out there. Any site or app created with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is hardly a surprise that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to create a responsive site with a multitude of features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will display unique content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay the same. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while setting up a given website must be configured on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Website Hosting
With our website hosting, you’ll be able to choose the PHP version that will be enabled for your shared account, as different versions are activated on our servers. With only one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have set up over the years. In stark contrast with a lot of other providers, we will not force you to update such websites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it is insecure as you may have modified its code to fix security gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to select a different version of PHP for each individual site that you host in your hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your websites were created with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse via our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the most recent PHP 7, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting companies, but we strongly consider that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took years to set up, since older programming language syntax doesn’t invariably mean security flaws. Just the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also give you the opportunity to pick a different version of PHP for each single site within your account.