PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, typically called PHP, is a famous general-purpose programming language, which can be used to create dynamic sites with interactive elements such as discussion boards, online learning sites or social networking websites. In comparison with static HTML sites, a PHP-powered site can display unique web content to each user under the same exact URL. Due to the fact that PHP-based Internet apps can be managed through one single Control Panel tool, which you can log into using any web browser, you won’t have to possess any coding abilities or past experience whatsoever to run a PHP-driven website. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites all over the globe are built on PHP is an indication of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You must only verify whether or not the web server on which your site is hosted supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used while setting up the website.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting

In case you buy a shared web hosting package from us, you won’t ever have to think about whether your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, since different versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with just one click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the current version, the update will take effect immediately. In this way, many years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP will not go down the tube. Our web 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 older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we consider that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your own sites.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a site created using a previous PHP version and you have contributed time and energy into setting it up, patching security gaps and posting web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since the vast majority of web hosting suppliers these days offer support only for the most recently unveiled version of PHP and give up the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to choose the version that your very own sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support multiple versions of PHP 5 and PHP 4, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom tweaks or misspending time and effort striving to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire account, but you’ll also have the ability to set a different PHP version for each individual site that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.