PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, popularly referred to as PHP, is a popular general-purpose web programming language, which can be used to develop dynamic websites with interactive elements like discussion forums, e-teaching portals or community portals. In stark contrast to static HTML-based sites, a PHP-driven site can show unique content to each user under the very same page URL. Because PHP-based applications can be managed through one Control Panel tool, which you can log in to using any web browser, you won’t need to have any web design capabilities or past experience in order to administer a PHP site. The fact that 100s of millions of sites around the globe are created with PHP is an indication of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You only need to verify whether or not the web server where you host your website supports the same PHP version as the one that you used while building the website.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Web Hosting
Our web hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which suggests that your websites will run without any problems no matter if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We realize that an old site does not invariably suggest a vulnerable one as you may have done a lot of source code mods. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can select which version will be enabled for your account. You can change the version with one single mouse click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect right away. If you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours simultaneously.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click of the mouse through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by most web hosting vendors, but we are strongly convinced that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to create, since older programming language syntax doesn’t necessarily equal security vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also give you the possibility to pick a different version for each website within the account.