PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular web development languages available out there. Any website or web app created using PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it comes as no surprise that there are a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to create an interactive website with lots of options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will show unique content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL will stay the same. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a particular website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to work properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

With our Linux cloud hosting, you’ll be able to choose the PHP version that will be active for your shared web hosting account, as we offer support for several versions. With just one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and whenever a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have set up throughout the years. In stark contrast to many other hosting companies, we will not force you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it is vulnerable as you may have carried out modifications to its source code to fix security loopholes. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to specify a different PHP version for each individual website that you host in your shared hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the newest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by most hosting providers, but we hold that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to create, since older script language syntax does not inevitably imply safety breaches. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the possibility to specify a different version of PHP for each single site within your account.