PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used general-purpose web programming languages available out there. Any website or Internet app created in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not surprising that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to create a dynamic serving site with a myriad of options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a particular website must be available on the server in order for the site to run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Website Hosting
With our Linux website hosting, you will be able to choose the version of PHP that will be enabled for your hosting account, since different versions are enabled on our servers. With just one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is released in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you have created through the years. In contrast with many other providers, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not mean that it’s insecure since you may have done modifications to its code to repair safety loopholes. For your convenience, you will even be able to specify a different PHP version for each website that you host in your shared web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even in case your sites were built with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the newest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by most web hosts, but we trust that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to build, as older programming language syntax doesn’t automatically mean safety vulnerabilities. On the contrary, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to select a different version for each website within your account.