PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used reflective programming languages available out there. Any website or web-based application built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s little surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to create a responsive site with many options. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will serve unique content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a specific website must be activated on the web server so that the site can run correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

With our shared hosting, you will be able to choose which version of PHP will be enabled for your shared account, as different versions are installed on our servers. With only one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and every time a new version is released in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve built through the years. Unlike many other web hosting companies, we won’t compel you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have implemented modifications to its code to repair security gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to select a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even in case your websites were created with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click of the mouse through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the latest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of hosting suppliers, but we are convinced that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to develop, since older programming language syntax does not automatically suggest security vulnerabilities. On the contrary, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to set a different version of PHP for each site within your account.