PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used coding languages that are available out there. Any site or web app created with PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it’s not really that surprising that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to develop a responsive site with numerous features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will serve different content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while building a certain website must be activated on the server in order for the site to run correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

With our cloud hosting, you will be able to pick the version of PHP that will be active for your shared hosting account, as different versions are activated on our servers. With only one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and each time a new version is launched in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve set up throughout the years. In contrast with lots of other web hosting vendors, we won’t compel you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have modified its source code to prevent security gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans support multiple PHP versions, so you’ll be able to use all the apps that you have created through the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each single account, will permit you to enable the required version with only one click of the mouse. You can pick between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4. If you’d like to host multiple sites in one account and they have distinctive requirements respecting the web hosting environment, you will be able to specify a different version for each one of them no matter which version has been enabled for the account itself. This is accomplishable owing to our custom-created cloud web hosting platform, which permits us to run different PHP versions simultaneously. In comparison, most hosting vendors normally support one, in rare cases – two versions.