PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly known as PHP, is a popular programming language, which is used to develop dynamic websites with interactive features such as message boards, online teaching portals or social networking websites. In comparison to static HTML-based websites, a PHP website can serve unique content to each user under the very same page URL. Because PHP-based web apps can be managed through a Control Panel, which you can sign on to from any web browser, you will not need any web development experience or previous experience to administer a PHP-powered site. The fact that 100s of millions of sites around the world are based on PHP is indicative of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You only ought to verify if the web server where you host your site supports the same PHP version as the one that you used while creating the website.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Website Hosting

With our website hosting plans, you’ll be able to choose which version of PHP will be active for your web hosting account, as multiple versions are enabled on our servers. With only one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and anytime a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you have created through the years. In stark contrast to many other web hosting companies, we won’t compel you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s insecure since you may have modified its source code to prevent security breaches. For your convenience, you will even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each individual website hosted in your hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a site created in an older version of PHP and you’ve invested time and effort in setting it up, filling safety gaps and entering web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since most hosting suppliers these days offer support only for the most recently released version of PHP and give up the previous versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to choose the exact version that your own websites need. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support multiple versions of PHP 5 and PHP 4, which implies that you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any customizations or misspending time and effort attempting to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to choose a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.