PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous open-source web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web application written in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it is little surprise that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to build an interactive website with an abundance of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will serve different web content to each user although the URL will be the same. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a given website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to behave properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers support different PHP versions, which suggests that your sites will work without any problems no matter if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We acknowledge the fact that an old site doesn’t inevitably suggest a vulnerable one as you may have done lots of source code mods. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can pick which one will be enabled for your hosting account. The version can be changed with just one single mouse click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied right away. If you want to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each of your domains at the same time.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support multiple PHP versions, which suggests that you’ll be able to use all the applications that you’ve created throughout the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each single semi-dedicated server account, will enable you to enable the needed version with just one click. You can select between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4. In case you want to host multiple websites under one and the same account and they have various requirements towards the hosting environment, you will be able to pick a different version for each of them regardless of which version has been selected for the account as a whole. That’s achievable thanks to our custom cloud platform, which allows us to run different PHP versions at the same time. In contrast, the vast majority of hosting suppliers typically offer one, sometimes two versions.