PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, otherwise referred to as PHP, is a popular coding language, which is used to build dynamic websites with interactive features such as forums, online learning sites or social networking websites. In comparison with static HTML-based websites, a PHP site can display unique content to each visitor under the very same URL. Considering the fact that PHP-based web-based applications can be managed via a Control Panel tool, which you can log onto using any browser, you won’t have to possess any web development experience or past experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-driven site. The fact that 100s of millions of sites worldwide are created using PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You should only verify that the web server where you host your site supports the exact same version of PHP as the one that you used while building the website.

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

With our Linux website hosting service, you’ll be able to pick which PHP version will be active for your shared hosting account, as we offer support for different versions. With only one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is released in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you have built throughout the years. In stark contrast with many other providers, we will not compel you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it is insecure as you may have carried out modifications to its source code to patch safety breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to set a different PHP version for each website hosted in your shared web hosting account.

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

Even if your websites were built 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 at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click of the mouse via our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to 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 vast majority of web hosts, but we strongly feel that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to build, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t always mean safety weaknesses. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the opportunity to select a different version for each single website within the account.