PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular open-source server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any website or app created in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is not that unusual that there are a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic serving website with plenty of options. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will serve unique web content to each user even though the URL will stay the same. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a given website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

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

Our cloud website hosting servers support different PHP versions, which suggests that your sites will work faultlessly no matter if your PHP scripts are outdated. We accept the fact that an old website does not automatically equal an insecure one as you may have implemented lots of source code modifications. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can decide which one will be enabled for your web hosting account. The version can be changed with just one single click of the mouse within your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied momentarily. In case you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even an option to use a different PHP version for each of your domain names at the same time.

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

Even if your sites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click from our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 7, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of web hosting vendors, but we hold that you should not be forced to modify a site that took years to set up, as older scripting language syntax does not necessarily suggest safety gaps. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to select a different version for each website within the account.