PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular class-based programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web application based on PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it isn’t that unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to build an interactive website with plenty of options. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will show unique web content to each user in spite of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst developing a certain website must be set up on the server in order for the site to run flawlessly.

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

If you buy a cloud web hosting package from us, you won’t ever need to ponder on whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, since different PHP versions are available on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one click of the mouse and in case you’d like to change the version, the new settings will take effect right away. Thus, many years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP won’t go down the tube. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we strongly think that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own websites will use.

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

In case you have a website built with a previous PHP version and you’ve dedicated time and efforts on developing it, plugging safety gaps and inserting page content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, since nearly all hosting providers today offer support only for the newest version of PHP and give up the previous versions. We, however, have decided to allow you to pick the exact version that your websites need. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which implies that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual tweaks or wasting time and energy attempting to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the current version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you will also have the ability to pick a different version for each website hosted in your account using an .htaccess config file.