PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also referred to as PHP, is a famous imperative programming language, which is used to set up dynamic sites with interactive features like message boards, online teaching websites or social networking websites. In stark contrast to static HTML websites, a PHP-driven website can display different web content to each user under the exact same page URL. Since PHP-based applications can be managed via a Control Panel, which you can sign into from any online browser, you will not have to possess any web development capabilities or past experience to administer a PHP-powered website. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites around the world are created using PHP is an indication of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You only have to check whether the server where you host your website supports the very same version of PHP as the one that you used while setting up the website.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

With our Linux cloud hosting plans, you will be able to choose which PHP version will be active for your shared web hosting account, since we offer support for different versions. With just one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and anytime a new version is published in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve created through the years. In contrast to many other web hosting providers, we won’t force you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it is vulnerable as you may have performed modifications to its source code to fill security breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each website that you host in your web hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even in case your websites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click from our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by most web hosting providers, but we are strongly convinced that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took years to set up, since older script language syntax doesn’t always equal security flaws. Quite the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to set a different version of PHP for each website within your account.