PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used general-purpose server-side scripting languages out there. Any site or web-based application built on PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it isn’t that unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to create a dynamic website with a myriad of different features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will serve different content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will remain the same. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a particular website must be installed on the web server so that the site can run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Hosting
With our Linux shared hosting, you will be able to pick which PHP version will be active for your hosting account, since different versions are enabled on our servers. With only one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you have developed over the years. In contrast to lots of other web hosts, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it’s insecure since you may have tweaked its code to fill security gaps. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to choose a different PHP version for each site that you host in your hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were built with an older PHP version, you’ll 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 one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 7, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the majority of hosting providers, but we trust that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to create, since older scripting language syntax does not automatically suggest security loopholes. Just the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the possibility to pick a different version of PHP for each individual site within your account.