PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous imperative programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web app built on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is barely a surprise that there are a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to create a dynamic serving site with many features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will serve unique web content to each user regardless of the fact that the URL will remain the same. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while creating a specific website must be configured on the server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

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

With our Linux website hosting, you will be able to choose the version of PHP that will be enabled for your shared hosting account, since we support different versions. With just one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have created throughout the years. Unlike lots of other hosting companies, we will not compel you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is insecure since you may have edited its source code to fix safety gaps. For your convenience, you will even be able to select a different version of PHP for each individual website hosted in your hosting account.

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

In case you’ve got a site built on a previous PHP version and you’ve dedicated time and energy into developing it, fixing security holes and entering web content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as almost all web hosting companies these days support only the newest version of PHP and remove the older versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to pick the exact version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which implies that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any custom tweaks or frittering away time and energy attempting to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. The version can be changed from the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also have the ability to choose a different PHP version for each individual website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess file.