PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular open-source programming languages out there. Any website or web-based application written in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s small wonder that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to create a responsive site with a multitude of different features. A PHP-based social network, for example, will show different content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will be the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst developing a certain website must be available on the web server in order for the site to behave correctly.

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

In case you get a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll never have to ask yourself whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as we support different PHP versions for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one click of the mouse and if you wish to change the current version, the update will be applied instantaneously. Thus, many years of work on websites built with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we strongly maintain that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own sites will use.

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

In case you’ve got a site built on an earlier version of PHP and you’ve contributed time and efforts towards developing it, filling safety breaches and embedding page content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all web hosting vendors today offer only the most recently launched version of PHP and remove the previous versions. We, however, have decided to let you pick the version that your very own sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, so you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any manual settings or wasting time and efforts striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. The version can be changed through the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to pick a different version of PHP for each website that you host in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.