PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous coding languages that are available out there. Any website or app built on PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not unusual that there are a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to create a dynamic website with a plethora of features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will show different web content to each user despite the fact that the page URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a specific website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers support different PHP versions, which goes to say that your websites will run properly no matter if your PHP scripts are outdated. We know that an old site doesn’t invariably mean a vulnerable one as you may have performed a lot of source code mods. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can pick which one will be active for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with just one single mouse click in your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied momentarily. If you want to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours simultaneously.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

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 different versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the most recent PHP 7, we also offer 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of hosting companies, but we strongly think that you should not be forced to modify a site that took years to set up, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t necessarily equal security flaws. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to specify a different version of PHP for each individual website within your account.