PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, better known as PHP, is a popular open-source server-side programming language, which can be used to create dynamic sites with interactive components such as forums, online teaching portals or social networks. Unlike static HTML sites, a PHP-powered website can display unique content to each user under the same exact page URL. Due to the fact that PHP-based web apps can be managed through a single Control Panel tool, which you can log on to from any Internet browser, you will not need to possess any computer programming knowledge or previous experience to run a PHP-driven website. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites all over the globe are based on PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You must only verify if the server where you host your website supports the same exact version of PHP as the one that you used whilst setting up the website.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Web Hosting

With our Linux web hosting packages, you will be able to choose which PHP version will be enabled for your shared hosting account, as different versions are supported on our servers. With just one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and every time a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve developed through the years. Unlike lots of other web hosting suppliers, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s insecure since you may have edited its code to fill safety loopholes. For your convenience, you will even be able to choose a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your web hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even in case your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, 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 activated for your account with just one click via our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the most recent PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the majority of hosting providers, but we deem that you should not be forced to modify a site that took years to create, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t invariably imply security holes. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also provide you with the opportunity to select a different PHP version for each individual site within your account.