PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used general-purpose server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet app created with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is not a big surprise that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to build an interactive site with numerous features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will serve different web content to each user even though the URL will not change. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while building a particular website must be installed on the server in order for the site to work properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which implies that your websites will run correctly even if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We acknowledge the fact that an old website does not invariably suggest a vulnerable one as you may have implemented lots of code mods. This is the reason why we support PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and you can decide which one will be active for your hosting account. The version can be changed with one single mouse click from your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will take effect right away. In case you want to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain of yours simultaneously.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a site built with an older version of PHP and you have dedicated time and efforts in setting it up, filling security loopholes and embedding web page content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as nearly all web hosts today offer only the newest PHP version and drop the older ones. We, however, have decided to let you select the version that your own sites require. Our semi-dedicated packages support multiple versions of PHP 5 as well as PHP 4, which suggests that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any custom tweaks or frittering away time and efforts struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the current version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also have the ability to set a different version for each individual website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess file.