PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, typically referred to as PHP, is a popular open-source server-side scripting language, which can be used to create dynamic sites with interactive features like forums, school websites or social networks. In comparison with static HTML-based sites, a PHP site can show unique web content to each visitor under the same page URL. Considering the fact that PHP-based web-based apps can be managed via one single Control Panel, which you can log onto from any browser, you will not need to have any computer programming skills or prior experience whatsoever in order to administer a PHP website. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites all over the globe are created in PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You only need to verify whether or not the server on which your website is hosted supports the same exact PHP version as the one that you used whilst creating the site.

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

Our shared hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which goes to say that your sites will run flawlessly even if your scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old site doesn’t invariably suggest an insecure one as you may have implemented a lot of modifications to its code. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can decide which version will be enabled for your web hosting account. You can change the version with only one single click of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied right away. In case you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names simultaneously.

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

Even if your websites were built with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously 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 custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by most hosting companies, but we strongly deem that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to build, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically equal safety weaknesses. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to set a different version of PHP for each website within the account.