PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous general-purpose server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any site or web-based application created in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it’s not really that unusual that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to create a dynamic serving website with an abundance of features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display different content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL will not change. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a given website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers support different PHP versions, which implies that your websites will run flawlessly even if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old site doesn’t invariably equal a vulnerable one as you may have performed a lot of source code modifications. That’s the reason why we support PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and you can decide which one will be active for your shared web hosting account. You can change the version with just one single click via your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied right away. In case you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even an option to use a different version of PHP for each domain of yours simultaneously.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers support multiple PHP versions, which goes to say that you will be able to run all the applications that you have built throughout the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated account, will permit you to set the needed version with only one mouse click. You can select between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4. In case you would like to host multiple websites under one single account and they have special requirements referring to the hosting platform, you’ll be able to pick a different version for each one of them no matter which version has been selected for the account as a whole. This is achievable thanks to our custom cloud hosting platform, which permits us to run several PHP versions at once. In contrast, the majority of web hosting providers usually support one, in exceptionally rare cases – two versions.