PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used web development languages out there. Any site or web-based app built with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it isn’t really all that surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to create a responsive website with a multitude of features. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will display different web content to each user even though the URL will remain unchanged. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a given website must be available on the server so that the site can run flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you buy a cloud web hosting package from us, you’ll never have to think about whether your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, as different versions of PHP are available on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with only one single mouse click and in case you’d like to change the current version, the update will be applied immediately. Thus, years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP will not go down the tube. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, so you can use older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we believe that you should be the one to select the version that your very own sites will be using.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your websites were built with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click via our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also offer 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of web hosting suppliers, but we feel that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to set up, since older script language syntax doesn’t inevitably imply safety weaknesses. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to specify a different PHP version for each single site within your account.