PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used class-based programming languages available out there. Any site or web app written in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it is not all that unusual that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic serving site with a myriad of different options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while developing a specific website must be configured on the server in order for the site to run faultlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

With our Linux cloud hosting, you will be able to select the version of PHP that will be enabled for your web hosting account, since several versions are available on our servers. With as little as one mouse 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 introduced in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you’ve developed through the years. In stark contrast with lots of other web hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it’s insecure as you may have implemented modifications to its source code to patch security gaps. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to select a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your shared web hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support multiple PHP versions, which implies that you’ll be able to run all the web apps that you have developed over the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each single semi-dedicated account, will allow you to set the required version with a single click. You can pick between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. In case you wish to host multiple websites in a single account and they have different requirements in reference to the web hosting platform, you’ll be able to set a different PHP version for each of them no matter which version has been selected for the account as a whole. This is accomplishable thanks to our in-house built cloud hosting platform, which allows us to run several PHP versions at the same time. In stark comparison, the great majority of web hosting vendors usually offer one, in extremely rare cases – two versions.