PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used interpreted programming languages available out there. Any website or application based on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language absolutely universal and it isn’t really a surprise that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to create an interactive website with a myriad of different features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will serve different content to each user despite the fact that the page URL will not change. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst creating a certain website must be available on the server so that the site can run faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Hosting
We’ve decided not to prevent our present and prospective customers from selecting what PHP version their sites will use, so if you buy a cloud hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account in general, but also for each single domain hosted by you. This can be done with only one click from our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared web hosting accounts are managed, which is the reason why you will not need any technical or coding skills. You will be able to host websites built with both old and new PHP-based scripts without having to deal with any difficulties, so if you’d like to change your present provider and migrate over to us, you can rest assured that all the sites that you’ve set up over the years will continue to run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were built with an older version of PHP, 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 of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click from our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 7, we also offer 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most hosting vendors, but we consider that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to set up, as older programming language syntax doesn’t automatically imply security gaps. On the contrary, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to specify a different version for each site within the account.