PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used open-source web programming languages available out there. Any site or app built on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s little surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to create a dynamic serving site with a large number of features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will show different content to each visitor although the URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a particular website must be configured on the web server so that the site can run faultlessly.

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

Our shared hosting servers support different PHP versions, which implies that your websites will work faultlessly even if your scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old website does not always mean a vulnerable one as you may have done lots of code mods. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can decide which version will be enabled for your hosting account. You can change the version with one single click of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will take effect immediately. In case you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours at the same time.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click of the mouse through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the newest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by most hosting suppliers, but we strongly consider that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to develop, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t inevitably imply security loopholes. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to select a different PHP version for each individual site within the account.