PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also referred to as PHP, is a popular general-purpose server-side programming language, which can be used to develop dynamic websites with interactive features such as discussion forums, online teaching websites or community websites. In contrast with static HTML-based websites, a PHP site can serve unique web content to each user under the exact same page URL. As PHP-based web-based applications can be managed via one Control Panel, which you can sign into from any browser, you won’t have to possess any coding know-how or practical experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP website. The fact that 100s of millions of sites all over the globe are created in PHP is an indication of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You should only make sure that the server on which your website is hosted supports the same PHP version as the one that you used whilst developing the website.

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

With our website hosting, you will be able to select which PHP version will be active for your hosting account, since different versions are available on our servers. With just one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is published in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you have set up throughout the years. In contrast with lots of other companies, we won’t compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it is insecure since you may have tweaked its code to patch safety gaps. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to select a different version of PHP for each website hosted in your shared web hosting account.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click of the mouse from our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the newest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the great majority of web hosting providers, but we strongly maintain that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to create, since older scripting language syntax does not automatically mean security holes. Just the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to specify a different version of PHP for each individual site within your account.