PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used multiparadigm programming languages that are available out there. Any site or app built using PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not really all that surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to build a responsive website with numerous features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will show different content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while developing a specific website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Website Hosting
In case you purchase a shared website hosting package from our company, you will never need to ponder whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, since multiple versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with just one single click of the mouse and if you need to change the version, the new settings will take effect instantly. In this way, many years of work on websites built with an older version of PHP won’t go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we strongly think that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your very own sites.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support multiple PHP versions, which means that you will be able to use all the applications that you’ve created over the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every account, will permit you to activate the required version with only one click of the mouse. You can pick between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4. In case you wish to host multiple sites in one and the very same account and they have diverse requirements with reference to the web hosting platform, you will be able to set a different PHP version for each of them regardless of which version is selected for the account itself. This is achievable thanks to our in-house built cloud web hosting platform, which allows us to run several PHP versions simultaneously. By contrast, the great majority of web hosts usually support one, in exceptionally rare cases – two versions.