PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also referred to as PHP, is a famous scripting language, which is used to build dynamic websites with interactive components such as discussion boards, online learning portals or social networks. In stark contrast with static HTML websites, a PHP website can serve unique web content to each visitor under the very same page URL. Due to the fact that PHP-based web applications can be managed via one Control Panel tool, which you can log into using any browser, you won’t need to have any web development experience or prior experience to run a PHP-powered website. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites worldwide are built on PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You only ought to verify if the server on which your site is hosted supports the exact same PHP version as the one that you used while developing the site.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Web Hosting

With our web hosting packages, you will be able to select the PHP version that will be enabled for your shared account, as several versions are installed on our servers. With as little as one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and each time a new version is released in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve set up through the years. In contrast with lots of other web hosting suppliers, we will not force you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it is vulnerable as you may have implemented modifications to its code to plug security breaches. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to select a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even in case your websites were built with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click of the mouse from our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the newest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by most hosting providers, but we strongly think that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to set up, as older script language syntax does not necessarily equal safety loopholes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also provide you with the opportunity to select a different PHP version for each site within the account.