PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular class-based programming languages out there. Any website or application created with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it is not really that surprising that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to create a responsive site with an abundance of features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will serve unique web content to each user despite the fact that the URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be present on the web server in order for the site to work properly.

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

In case you purchase a cloud website hosting plan from us, you won’t ever need to wonder if your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we offer several versions of PHP for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single mouse click and in case you’d like to change the version, the new settings will be applied right away. In this way, several years of work on websites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which means that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we are strongly convinced that you should be the one to choose the version that your own sites will be using.

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

If you’ve got a site created with an older version of PHP and you have devoted time and energy into developing it, patching security gaps and adding web page content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of hosting providers today support only the latest version of PHP and abandon the previous versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to select the version that your sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which implies that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual modifications or frittering away time and energy trying to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the entire account, but you’ll also have the ability to specify a different version for each single site that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess file.