PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, otherwise known as PHP, is a famous object-oriented programming language, which is used to create dynamic sites with interactive features like bulletin boards, online teaching websites or community websites. In contrast with static HTML-based websites, a PHP-driven website can serve unique web content to each visitor under the same URL. Considering the fact that PHP-based applications can be managed through a single Control Panel tool, which you can log on to using any online browser, you won’t need to have any coding experience or past experience to maintain a PHP-powered website. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites all over the world are created with PHP is an indication of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You must only verify whether or not the server where you host your site supports the exact same PHP version as the one that you used whilst creating the website.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers support different PHP versions, which means that your websites will work without any problem even if your scripts are outdated. We realize that an old site doesn’t automatically equal a vulnerable one as you may have performed lots of source code modifications. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can pick which version will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. You can change the version with one single click of the mouse inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect instantly. In case you wish to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names at the same time.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click of the mouse via our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the latest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, 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 are convinced that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to set up, as older programming language syntax does not inevitably equal safety gaps. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the opportunity to select a different PHP version for each individual website within the account.