PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous class-based programming languages available out there. Any site or Internet application built with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it’s not a huge surprise that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to create a responsive website with a myriad of different options. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display unique content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst developing a particular website must be available on the web server so that the site can run flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting
If you buy a shared hosting plan from our company, you won’t ever need to wonder if your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, since different versions of PHP are activated on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with only one click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the version, the update will be applied straight away. Thus, years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP won’t be in vain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the marketplace support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly consider that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will use.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your sites were created with an older 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 one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click from our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the newest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the majority of hosting providers, but we maintain that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to create, since older programming language syntax does not automatically mean security breaches. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also provide you with the opportunity to specify a different version for each individual site within your account.