PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, popularly called PHP, is a popular general-purpose server-side programming language, which is used to develop dynamic sites with interactive components such as message boards, online learning portals or community portals. In comparison with static HTML-based sites, a PHP site can show unique content to each user under the very same URL. As PHP-based web apps can be managed via one Control Panel, which you can log on to using any online browser, you won’t need to have any coding skills or past experience to administer a PHP-driven website. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites all over the world are PHP-based is indicative of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You only need to check if the web server on which your website is hosted supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst setting up the website.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Hosting
Our hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which suggests that your sites will run correctly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old site does not always imply an insecure one as you may have carried out lots of modifications 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 decide which one will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with a single click in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect momentarily. In case you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours at the same time.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your sites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click of the mouse from our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by the majority of web hosting companies, but we strongly reckon that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to build, since older scripting language syntax does not inevitably equal security holes. Just the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to choose a different PHP version for each individual website within your account.