PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used multi-paradigm programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web-based app created with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it’s not really a huge surprise that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to develop an interactive website with a ton of different options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will serve different content to each visitor even though the page URL will not change. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a specific website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Web Hosting
In case you get a web hosting package from our company, you’ll never have to ponder if your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since multiple PHP versions are enabled on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single mouse click and if you would like to change the current version, the update will take effect straight away. Thus, years of work on websites built with an older version of PHP will not be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we strongly believe that you should be the one to pick the version that your own sites will use.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your sites were built with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click of the mouse via our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the newest PHP 7, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most hosting companies, but we reckon that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to build, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t necessarily suggest safety weaknesses. On the contrary, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to pick a different version for each website within your account.