PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous general-purpose server-side scripting languages out there. Any website or Internet app built on PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it’s hardly unusual that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic serving site with a multitude of features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display unique content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will remain the same. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a given 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 Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which goes to say that your sites will work correctly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We accept the fact that an old site does not necessarily imply a vulnerable one as you may have carried out a lot of code modifications. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can select which version will be active for your hosting account. You can change the version with just one single mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect right away. If you want to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different version of PHP for each of your domains simultaneously.

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

Even in case your websites were built with an earlier PHP version, 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 servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click from our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the newest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the majority of hosting suppliers, but we strongly hold that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took several years to set up, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically suggest security vulnerabilities. Just the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the opportunity to specify a different version of PHP for each single website within your account.