PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used server-side scripting languages out there. Any site or Internet app created with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it’s barely surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic website with heaps of different options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor although the URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a certain website must be set up on the web server so that the site can run flawlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Hosting

With our Linux hosting service, you will be able to choose the PHP version that will be active for your shared web hosting account, since several versions are enabled on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve built over the years. In contrast with a lot of other companies, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have implemented modifications to its source code to plug safety holes. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to set a different version of PHP for each site that you host in your shared web hosting account.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even if your websites were built with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple 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 custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the latest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting providers, but we strongly feel that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to set up, as older script language syntax doesn’t invariably suggest safety flaws. On the contrary, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also give you the opportunity to choose a different version for each single website within your account.