PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular general-purpose server-side scripting languages available out there. Any site or Internet app created with PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it is not really that surprising that there are a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to build an interactive site with many options. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will show unique web content to each user although the URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while building a particular website must be present on the server in order for the site to work properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Hosting
We’ve decided not to prevent our current and prospective clients from choosing the PHP version that will be used by their websites, so in case you buy a cloud hosting plan from our company, you will be able to select between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account in general, but also for each domain name that you host. This can be done with just one single click of the mouse from our custom Hepsia Control Panel via which all hosting accounts are administered, so you will not need any programming or technical know-how. You’ll be able to run websites built with both new and old PHP-based scripts without having to overcome any problems, so if you would like to abandon your current hosting vendor and switch over to us, you can be sure that all the websites that you have set up over the years will continue to run faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse via our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the most recent PHP 7, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the vast majority of hosting companies, but we think that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took several years to build, since older programming language syntax does not invariably imply security loopholes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to pick a different version for each individual website within the account.