PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular general-purpose programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based app built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it is barely surprising that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic site with a lot of different options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will show unique web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the page URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while setting up a given website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Website Hosting
Our website hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which goes to say that your websites will run flawlessly even if your PHP scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old website does not necessarily suggest a vulnerable one as you may have implemented plenty of source code modifications. That is why we support PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and you can decide which one will be active for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with a single mouse click in your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect straight away. If you want to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain of yours at the same time.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a website built on a previous PHP version and you’ve poured in time and energy into developing it, patching safety breaches and adding web content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of hosting suppliers today offer only the most recently published PHP version and give up the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you choose the exact version that your sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4 and multiple versions of PHP 5, which goes to say that you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any custom modifications or frittering away time and effort trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to choose a different version of PHP for each individual website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess config file.