PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used open-source server-side coding languages available out there. Any website or web-based app created with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it comes as little surprise that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic serving website with lots of different features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will serve unique web content to each user although the page URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while building a particular website must be present on the web server in order for the site to run properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting

In case you get a shared web hosting plan from us, you won’t ever need to ask yourself if your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, since several versions of PHP are activated on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with just one click and in case you need to change the current version, the new settings will take effect right away. Thus, several years of work on sites built with an older version will not be in vain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, so you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly consider that you should be the one to choose the version that your own websites will be using.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is our unswerving opinion that years spent creating a website should not be lost, which means that in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server from our company, you will be able to run any script, no matter if it’s new or old. In contrast with a lot of companies, we support several different PHP versions on our ground-breaking cloud hosting platform – 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4. You will not only have the ability to enable the version that you need via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, but you’ll also have the opportunity to choose a different version for each individual website. The latter can be accomplished simply by putting an .htaccess file in the given site’s root folder. You can change the current version either for a single site or for the account itself and the update will take effect in no more than several minutes. With our hosting services, you can rest assured that you won’t ever bump into any website incompatibility problems.