PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, popularly referred to as PHP, is a popular open-source server-side coding language, which can be used to set up dynamic websites with interactive features such as Internet forums, online learning portals or social networks. In comparison to static HTML-based websites, a PHP site can display different content to each user under the exact same URL. Because PHP-based web apps can be managed through a Control Panel tool, which you can log onto from any web browser, you won’t have to possess any web development know-how or prior experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-driven site. The fact that 100s of millions of websites all over the globe are built on PHP is indicative of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You should only verify that the server where you host your site supports the exact same version of PHP as the one that you used while creating the site.

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

With our cloud website hosting plans, you’ll be able to select the PHP version that will be active for your account, as we offer support for different versions. With as little as one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have developed throughout the years. Unlike a lot of other companies, we won’t force you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have performed modifications to its code to fill security holes. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your shared 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, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click of the mouse via our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the newest PHP 7, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting companies, but we trust that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to build, as older scripting language syntax does not always mean security weaknesses. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also offer you the possibility to select a different version for each individual website within your account.