PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used interpreted programming languages available out there. Any site or web app written in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is no surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic website with lots of features. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will show unique web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will remain the same. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a given website must be present on the web server in order for the site to run faultlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
Our cloud website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, so your websites will work properly even if your scripts are outdated. We acknowledge the fact that an old site does not inevitably equal a vulnerable one as you may have carried out lots of mods to its source code. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can select which one will be enabled for your account. You can change the version with one mouse click through your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied instantly. If you wish to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain name of yours at the same time.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even in case your sites were created 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 one click of the mouse through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the most recent PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most web hosting companies, but we strongly consider that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to develop, as older script language syntax doesn’t invariably imply security flaws. On the contrary, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the opportunity to select a different version for each single site within the account.