PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular open-source web programming languages out there. Any site or web-based application built using PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is by no means unusual that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic website with a lot of options. A PHP-based community website, for example, will display unique web content to each user regardless of the fact that the URL will not change. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst building a given website must be available on the web server in order for the site to behave properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Web Hosting

With our Linux web hosting packages, you’ll be able to select the PHP version that will be active for your hosting account, as multiple versions are activated on our servers. With as little as one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and whenever a new version is launched in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older ones. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve created through the years. In contrast to many other hosting vendors, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is vulnerable as you may have implemented modifications to its code to fill security gaps. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to choose a different PHP version for each individual website that you host in your hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even in case your sites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click of the mouse via our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the most recent PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by most hosting companies, but we strongly believe that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took years to set up, as older script language syntax doesn’t necessarily suggest security vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to pick a different version for each website within your account.