PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used server-side coding languages available out there. Any website or Internet application based on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it comes as small surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to build a responsive site with a plethora of features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display unique content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL won’t change. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst building a certain website must be activated on the server so that the site can run correctly.

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

In case you get a cloud hosting plan from us, you’ll never have to speculate whether your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, since several versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one click of the mouse and if you would like to change the version, the update will take effect straight away. Thus, several years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP won’t be lost. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly think 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 Hosting

In case you’ve got a site created in an earlier PHP version and you’ve spent time and energy on developing it, patching security loopholes and adding web content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, as most hosting vendors nowadays support only the latest PHP version and remove the earlier versions. We, however, have decided to let you pick the exact version that your sites need. Our semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which means that you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom modifications or wasting time striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. The version can be changed through the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to set a different PHP version for each individual website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.