PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular general-purpose web programming languages available out there. Any website or web-based app based on PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s not really a surprise that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to develop a dynamic serving website with a plethora of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL will remain the same. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a certain website must be activated on the server in order for the site to run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Hosting
In case you buy a cloud hosting package from our company, you won’t ever have to ponder whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as several versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one single click and in case you need to change the version, the update will be applied momentarily. In this way, several years of work on sites created with an older version won’t go down the tube. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which means that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were built with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse from our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the latest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most hosting suppliers, but we maintain that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to develop, since older programming language syntax doesn’t always mean security loopholes. Just the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the possibility to select a different version of PHP for each individual site within your account.