PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular general-purpose server-side programming languages out there. Any site or web-based application built using PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s not very unusual that there are actually several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to develop a responsive site with lots of different options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will show different web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will not change. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst building a specific website must be installed on the web server so that the site can run flawlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Website Hosting

If you purchase a website hosting package from us, you won’t ever have to worry about whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as multiple versions of PHP are available on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with just one single click of the mouse and if you need to change the version, the update will be applied right away. In this way, several years of work on websites built with an older PHP version won’t go down the tubes. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we reckon that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will be using.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support multiple PHP versions, so you’ll be able to use all the Internet apps that you have built over the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every semi-dedicated account, will allow you to enable the required version with a single click. You can select between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4. If you wish to host multiple sites under a single account and they have diverse requirements toward the hosting platform, you will be able to specify a different PHP version for each one of them regardless of which version is enabled for the account itself. This is accomplishable owing to our in-house built cloud web hosting platform, which allows us to run multiple PHP versions simultaneously. In contrast, most hosting companies normally support one, sometimes two versions.