PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source web programming languages out there. Any website or web app based on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it’s hardly a surprise that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to build a dynamic serving site with a lot of options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based 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 one that was used while creating a particular website must be activated on the web server so that the site can run faultlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you will never have to question yourself on whether your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, as several PHP versions are installed on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with just one click of the mouse and in case you wish to change the version, the update will take effect straight away. In this way, years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP won’t be lost. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we strongly believe that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your own websites.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a site built with a previous version of PHP and you’ve poured time and effort into developing it, filling security gaps and appending page content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all web hosts today offer support only for the most recently introduced PHP version and give up the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you select the version that your websites require. Our semi-dedicated servers support multiple versions of PHP 5 and PHP 4, which means that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual settings or wasting time and efforts trying to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. The version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the entire account, but you will also be able to choose a different version of PHP for each site that you host in your account using an .htaccess file.