PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular general-purpose server-side scripting languages out there. Any website or web app built with PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it is not surprising that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to set up a dynamic website with many options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will display unique web content to each visitor even though the URL will be the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst developing a given website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to run properly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting servers support several PHP versions, which means that your sites will run flawlessly no matter if your PHP scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old website does not necessarily mean a vulnerable one as you may have carried out plenty of modifications to its source code. That’s the reason why we support PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and you can decide which version will be active for your web hosting account. You can change the version with just one single click from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied immediately. In case you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even an option to use a different version of PHP for each domain name of yours simultaneously.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We are firm in our opinion that several years spent developing a website should not be lost, so if you order a semi-dedicated server from us, you’ll be able to use any script, irrespective of whether it’s old or new. In contrast with a lot of web hosting suppliers, we support several different PHP versions on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform – 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. Not only will you be able to enable the required version through your Hepsia Control Panel, but you’ll also have the opportunity to set a different version for each single website. The latter can be accomplished merely by putting an .htaccess file into the root directory of the given site. You can change the current version either for a single website or for the entire account and the update will take effect in only several minutes. With our web hosting services, you can rest assured that you won’t ever bump into any website compatibility issues.