PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used server-side scripting languages available out there. Any website or application created in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it’s not really a surprise that there are actually several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to set up an interactive site with a plethora of different features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL won’t change. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers support several PHP versions, so your sites will run faultlessly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We know that an old site does not inevitably suggest a vulnerable one as you may have carried out lots of source code modifications. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can pick which one will be active for your account. The version can be changed with only one click of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied right away. If you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even an option to use a different PHP version for each of your domain names simultaneously.

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

Even if your websites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click via our custom-built 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 the majority of hosting vendors, but we strongly trust that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to develop, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t necessarily imply safety breaches. Just the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to select a different version for each individual website within the account.