PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, popularly known as PHP, is a famous server-side coding language, which can be used to set up dynamic websites with interactive features like message boards, online learning portals or social networking sites. In comparison with static HTML-based sites, a PHP-driven site can show unique web content to each user under the same exact page URL. As PHP-based web applications can be managed via one Control Panel tool, which you can log into from any web browser, you will not have to possess any web design experience or practical experience whatsoever in order to run a PHP-powered site. The fact that 100s of millions of sites all over the world are based on PHP is an indication of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You must only confirm if the web server where you host your site supports the same PHP version as the one that you used whilst setting up the website.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

With our Linux cloud hosting packages, you’ll be able to pick the PHP version that will be enabled for your account, as multiple versions are installed on our servers. With as little as one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and whenever a new version is launched in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you’ve developed over the years. In stark contrast to lots of other web hosting vendors, we won’t force you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it’s insecure since you may have implemented modifications to its source code to patch security gaps. For your convenience, you will even be able to select a different version of PHP for each website that you host in your shared hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a site created with an older PHP version and you’ve dedicated time and efforts toward developing it, fixing security gaps and publishing content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, since most hosting companies today support only the most recent PHP version and drop the earlier versions. We, however, have decided to let you pick the exact version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support PHP 4 and multiple versions of PHP 5, which goes to say that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any manual settings or misspending time striving to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the current version from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire account, but you’ll also have the ability to set a different version of PHP for each individual website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.