PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, popularly known as PHP, is a famous open-source programming language, which is used to create dynamic websites with interactive features such as message boards, online learning sites or social networking websites. Unlike static HTML-based websites, a PHP-powered site can serve unique web content to each visitor under the same exact page URL. Because of the fact that PHP-based web apps can be managed through one single Control Panel, which you can log into using any online browser, you will not need to have any web design skills or practical experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-driven site. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites around the globe are created with PHP is an indication of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You only ought to confirm whether the web server where you host your website supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst developing the website.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting
With our Linux shared hosting, you will be able to choose the PHP version that will be enabled for your web hosting account, since different versions are supported on our servers. With just one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and each time a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you have set up over the years. In contrast to many other hosting companies, we will not compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s insecure since you may have carried out modifications to its source code to prevent safety loopholes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to pick a different PHP version for each website hosted in your web hosting account.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a site built with an older PHP version and you’ve spent time and efforts on setting it up, repairing security breaches and posting page content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, since the great majority of hosting vendors today offer support only for the latest version of PHP and abandon the previous versions. We, however, have decided to let you select the version that your very own sites require. Our semi-dedicated servers support multiple versions of PHP 5 and PHP 4, which means that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom tweaks or frittering away time and efforts striving to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also have the ability to select a different version of PHP for each individual site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.