PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular coding languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet application created with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it is not very surprising that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to set up a responsive site with a huge number of options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display unique content to each user although the URL won’t change. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while building a certain website must be available on the server so that the site can run properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Website Hosting

With our Linux cloud website hosting, you’ll be able to choose which version of PHP will be active for your shared account, since different versions are installed on our servers. With only one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and every time a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have set up through the years. In contrast to lots of other web hosting companies, we won’t compel you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have performed modifications to its source code to repair safety breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to specify a different PHP version for each single website hosted in your hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a site created using an older version of PHP and you’ve committed time and effort to setting it up, filling security holes and appending page content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of web hosting providers these days support only the most recently published version of PHP and give up the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to pick the exact version that your sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support multiple versions of PHP 5 as well as PHP 4, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom settings or wasting time and effort attempting to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. The version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you will also have the ability to select a different version for each individual website hosted in your account using an .htaccess config file.