PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also known as PHP, is a popular general-purpose web programming language, which is used to create dynamic websites with interactive components such as discussion forums, online learning sites or community sites. In comparison to static HTML websites, a PHP website can serve different content to each visitor under the same exact URL. Because of the fact that PHP-based Internet applications can be managed via a single Control Panel tool, which you can log on to using any browser, you will not need any programming experience or practical experience to administer a PHP website. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites around the globe are created using PHP is indicative of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You must only make certain that the web server where you host your site supports the exact same version of PHP as the one that you used while building the site.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Hosting

With our Linux hosting, you’ll be able to choose which version of PHP will be enabled for your shared hosting account, since we support several versions. With only one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and whenever a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have created through the years. In stark contrast to lots of other hosting vendors, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not mean that it’s insecure as you may have tweaked its source code to repair security loopholes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each single site that you host in your web hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a site based on an older version of PHP and you have donated time and effort into setting it up, fixing security loopholes and inputting web page content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, since the great majority of web hosting vendors these days offer only the most recently launched version of PHP and drop the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you choose the exact version that your websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4 and multiple versions of PHP 5, which goes to say that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any custom tweaks or wasting time and effort striving to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. The current version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also be able to select a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your account using an .htaccess config file.