PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous open-source server-side coding languages available out there. Any site or application created in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s not very surprising that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to create a responsive site with plenty of options. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will serve different content to each user although the URL will stay the same. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a specific website must be configured on the web server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Website Hosting
With our shared website hosting services, you’ll be able to choose the version of PHP that will be enabled for your web hosting account, since multiple versions are enabled on our servers. With as little as one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is released in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the websites that you have built over the years. Unlike lots of other providers, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it’s insecure since you may have tweaked its code to plug security loopholes. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each site that you host in your web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your sites were built with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running at the same time on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the most recent PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most web hosting suppliers, but we are convinced that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to build, as older programming language syntax does not inevitably imply security weaknesses. Just the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the opportunity to pick a different version for each website within the account.