PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used server-side scripting languages available out there. Any website or Internet app written in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it is small wonder that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to set up a responsive website with a ton of options. A PHP-based community website, for example, will show different content to each user regardless of the fact that the page URL will not change. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a given website must be activated on the web server so that the site can run properly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting servers support different PHP versions, which implies that your websites will run correctly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old site does not necessarily suggest a vulnerable one as you may have carried out plenty of code modifications. This is the reason why we support PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and you can select which one will be active for your shared web hosting account. You can change the version with one single click of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect straight away. In case you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours simultaneously.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
We’re of the unwavering opinion that several years spent building a website should not go down the tubes, which implies that in case you get a semi-dedicated server from our company, you will be able to use any script, be it old or new. In stark contrast to lots of web hosts, we support several different PHP versions on our leading-edge cloud platform – 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4. Not only will you be able to activate the version that you need from your Hepsia Control Panel, but you will also have the possibility to pick a different version for each single website. This can be done simply by putting an .htaccess file within the given site’s root directory. You can change the current version both for a single website and for the account itself and the update will take effect in only a few minutes. With our hosting services, you can rest assured that you will never come across any site incompatibility complications.