PHP is among the most widely used programming languages. It is rather popular since it’s free software, which you can use to set up interactive websites such as social networks, shopping portals or e-teaching sites instead of static HTML websites. A PHP module must be enabled on the server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its code can be ‘translated’. Since there aren’t any license fees for this type of module and the language provides countless possibilities for the Internet apps that you build, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites. Furthermore, there’re heaps of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to have any coding experience. Given the fact that there’re a few versions of PHP, you must confirm that the very same version that you used while building your website is present on the server as well.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Web Hosting
If you order a web hosting package from our company, you will never have to speculate about whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since different versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with just one click and in case you want to change the version, the update will take effect instantly. Thus, years of work on websites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we reckon that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will be using.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
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 multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the latest PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the vast majority of hosting providers, but we feel that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to create, as older programming language syntax does not inevitably mean security weaknesses. Just the opposite, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the possibility to select a different version of PHP for each single site within your account.