PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular general-purpose scripting languages out there. Any site or web-based app created using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it isn’t a surprise that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to build a dynamic serving site with an abundance of options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will serve different web content to each user regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst creating a particular website must be installed on the server in order for the site to run correctly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which implies that your sites will work flawlessly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We realize that an old site doesn’t necessarily mean an insecure one as you may have done a lot of source code mods. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can decide which one will be active for your web hosting account. You can change the version with just one mouse click via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied instantly. In case you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours simultaneously.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even in case your websites were built with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse via our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the latest PHP 7, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by most web hosting vendors, but we strongly reckon that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to set up, since older script language syntax does not always equal security weaknesses. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the possibility to specify a different version for each individual site within the account.