PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous dynamic programming languages available out there. Any website or web app built on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it’s no surprise that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to build a responsive website with an enormous number of features. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will display unique web content to each visitor even though the page URL will be the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a given website must be set up on the server so that the site can run correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting

In case you purchase a shared web hosting plan from us, you won’t ever need to think about whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as several versions of PHP are available on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with just one single click of the mouse and if you wish to change the version, the update will take effect immediately. In this way, many years of work on sites built with an older version of PHP will not be in vain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. Unlike them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your very own websites.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting support multiple PHP versions, which implies that you will be able to use all the apps that you have set up over the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server account, will enable you to activate the version that you need with a single mouse click. You can choose between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4. If you want to host multiple sites in the very same account and they have special requirements with reference to the web hosting platform, you will be able to specify a different PHP version for each of them no matter which version is selected for the account as a whole. This is possible thanks to our custom-created cloud hosting platform, which permits us to run different PHP versions all at the same time. By contrast, the majority of web hosts typically support one, in rare cases – two versions.