PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular curly-bracket programming languages out there. Any website or application built with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not very surprising that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to build an interactive site with loads of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will show unique web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the URL will be the same. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a given website must be set up on the server in order for the site to run faultlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers support several PHP versions, which implies that your websites will run without any problems even if your scripts are outdated. We accept the fact that an old website does not automatically equal an insecure one as you may have carried out lots of modifications to its source code. This is the reason why we support PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and you can pick which one will be active for your hosting account. You can change the version with just one click of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied instantaneously. In case you want to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domains at the same time.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even if your sites 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 simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click from our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting vendors, but we strongly feel that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to develop, since older programming language syntax doesn’t necessarily equal safety holes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also offer you the opportunity to select a different version of PHP for each single site within the account.