PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous curly-bracket programming languages that are available out there. Any website or application created in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s not really a huge surprise that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to set up a dynamic serving website with heaps of different options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will serve different content to each visitor even though the page URL will not change. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a given website must be available on the server in order for the site to run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Hosting
In case you purchase a shared hosting plan from us, you will never have to speculate about whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as several PHP versions are enabled on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one single mouse click and if you’d like to change the version, the update will be applied immediately. Thus, several years of work on sites built with an older version of PHP won’t go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the marketplace support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to choose the version that your own sites will use.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were built with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 7, we also offer 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by most web hosting companies, but we hold that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to set up, as older script language syntax does not always imply safety flaws. On the contrary, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also offer you the possibility to select a different version for each website within the account.