PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, usually referred to as PHP, is a popular open-source server-side programming language, which is used to develop dynamic sites with interactive components like message boards, school websites or social networking websites. In comparison with static HTML sites, a PHP-driven site can show unique web content to each visitor under the very same page URL. Due to the fact that PHP-based web applications can be managed through a Control Panel tool, which you can log in to from any browser, you will not need to have any computer programming know-how or past experience whatsoever to run a PHP-driven website. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites worldwide are based on PHP is an indication of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You only need to check if the web server where you host your website supports the very same PHP version as the one that you used whilst setting up the website.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Website Hosting
Our website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which suggests that your websites will work without any problems no matter if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We know that an old site doesn’t invariably imply a vulnerable one as you may have implemented plenty of modifications to its code. That is why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can decide which one will be enabled for your account. The version can be changed with only one mouse click inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will be applied instantaneously. In case you’d like to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even an option to use a different version of PHP for each domain of yours at the same time.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click from our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the latest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the great majority of web hosting companies, but we strongly believe that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to create, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically suggest safety weaknesses. On the contrary, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to set a different version of PHP for each single website within the account.