PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used open-source server-side programming languages available out there. Any website or web-based application built with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is little wonder that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to build a dynamic site with many features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while setting up a specific website must be available on the web server in order for the site to run flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Web Hosting
Our web hosting servers support different PHP versions, which suggests that your sites will work faultlessly even if your scripts are outdated. We acknowledge the fact that an old site does not always equal an insecure one as you may have performed plenty of source code mods. This is why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can pick which one will be active for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with just one click from your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will take effect instantaneously. If you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each of your domains at the same time.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a website built using a previous version of PHP and you’ve contributed time and efforts into developing it, filling safety breaches and posting web content, you’ll need to find a hosting service that can support it, since the majority of web hosting companies these days offer support only for the most recently introduced version of PHP and give up the older ones. We, however, have decided to allow you to choose the version that your own websites require. Our semi-dedicated servers support multiple versions of PHP 5 as well as PHP 4, which means that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom tweaks or frittering away time and effort trying to make your websites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the current version from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the entire account, but you’ll also have the ability to set a different version of PHP for each single site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.