PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used open-source 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 installed, which renders the language truly universal and it isn’t a big surprise that there are actually a couple of 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 set up an interactive website with plenty of options. A PHP-based community website, for example, will serve different content to each user regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay the same. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a certain website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run properly.

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

Our web hosting servers support different versions of PHP, so your sites will run without any problem even if your scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old site does not inevitably equal a vulnerable one as you may have done lots of code mods. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can choose which one will be enabled for your account. You can change the version with only one single mouse click through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will take effect instantaneously. In case you wish to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different version of PHP for each domain name of yours at the same time.

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

Even if your websites were built with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the most recent PHP 7, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of hosting suppliers, but we strongly believe that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to build, as older programming language syntax doesn’t invariably imply security weaknesses. On the contrary, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the opportunity to set a different PHP version for each single website within the account.