PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous general-purpose server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based app based on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it is no surprise that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to build a responsive site with tons of different options. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will remain unchanged. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a certain website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting plan from us, you will never need to speculate about whether your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, as we offer support for several PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one click of the mouse and if you need to change the current version, the new settings will be applied right away. In this way, many years of work on websites built with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we hold that you should be the one to choose the version that your own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click from our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the most recent PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by most web hosting companies, but we consider that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to build, since older programming language syntax doesn’t necessarily mean safety vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the opportunity to choose a different PHP version for each single website within the account.