PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used general-purpose server-side scripting languages out there. Any website or Internet application created with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it’s hardly unusual that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic website with a lot of features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a given website must be present on the server in order for the site to run faultlessly.

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

In case you order a website hosting plan from us, you’ll never have to worry about whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as different PHP versions are activated on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one click of the mouse and in case you would like to change the version, the update will be applied right away. Thus, several years of work on websites built with an older PHP version will not be lost. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which means that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we deem that you should be the one to select the version that your very own websites will be using.

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

If you’ve got a site created with a previous PHP version and you have spent time and effort on setting it up, filling safety holes and entering web content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, since nearly all web hosting providers nowadays offer support only for the most recently unveiled version of PHP and give up the earlier versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to choose the exact version that your sites need. Our semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which means that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom modifications or wasting time and efforts struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to specify a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your account using an .htaccess file.