PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous multi-paradigm programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web app written in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it isn’t very surprising that there are actually a few 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 permits you to develop a dynamic site with tons of different features. A PHP-based community website, for example, will display different web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a certain website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Hosting

In case you get a hosting plan from our company, you won’t ever have to speculate over whether or not your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, as we support multiple PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with just one click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the version, the new settings will be applied instantly. Thus, years of work on websites built with an older version won’t be wasted. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we believe that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own websites will use.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers support multiple PHP versions, so you’ll be able to use all the Internet applications that you have built throughout the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every single semi-dedicated server account, will enable you to set the version that you need with one mouse click. You can select between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. In case you wish to host multiple websites in the very same account and they have distinctive requirements in connection with the web hosting platform, you’ll be able to set a different version for each one of them regardless of which version has been enabled for the account as a whole. That’s possible owing to our in-house created cloud platform, which allows us to run different PHP versions at the same time. In comparison, the vast majority of web hosts normally offer one, in rare cases – two versions.