PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any website or Internet app built using PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it isn’t really all that surprising that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to set up a responsive website with a vast number of options. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will serve unique content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a given website must be enabled on the server so that the site can run flawlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers support different PHP versions, which goes to say that your sites will work properly even if your scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old site does not always equal a vulnerable one as you may have done plenty of mods to its code. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can select which version will be active for your shared hosting account. You can change the version with one click through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will take effect instantly. If you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain name of yours simultaneously.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a website created in an older version of PHP and you’ve dedicated time and energy into developing it, repairing security breaches and posting web page content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, since nearly all hosting suppliers nowadays support only the most recent version of PHP and give up the previous versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to select the version that your very own sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, so you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any custom tweaks or misspending time and energy struggling to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. The current version can be changed through the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire account, but you will also be able to set a different version for each single website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.