PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used imperative programming languages available out there. Any website or web-based application written in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it is hardly surprising that there are actually several million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to set up a responsive website with a multitude of features. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will serve different web content to each user even though the URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a certain website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to run properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

In case you get a shared hosting plan from our company, you won’t ever have to wonder whether your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, since several versions of PHP are installed on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with only one single mouse click and if you wish to change the version, the update will take effect instantaneously. In this way, many years of work on sites created with an older version won’t be in vain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we think that you should be the one to pick the version that your own websites will use.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated plans support multiple versions of PHP, so you will be able to use all the Internet apps that you have developed through the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated account, will enable you to activate the version that you need with one click of the mouse. You can select between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. If you want to host multiple websites under the same account and they have distinct requirements in regards to the hosting platform, you will be able to choose a different version for each and every one of them no matter which version has been enabled for the account as a whole. This is possible thanks to our custom-developed cloud hosting platform, which allows us to run different PHP versions at the same time. In stark contrast, the great majority of hosting companies usually support one, maximum two versions.