PHP is amongst the most commonly used open-source server-side scripting languages. It’s extremely popular because it is free software, which you can use to build interactive websites like community portals, Internet shops or online teaching websites rather than static HTML sites. A PHP module should be enabled on the server where a PHP-powered website is hosted so that its PHP code can be interpreted. Since there are no license fees for this sort of module and the language provides endless possibilities for the applications that you set up, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites. In addition, there’re a huge number of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without the need to have any programming experience. Since there’re a couple of PHP versions, you must verify that the same exact version that you used whilst developing your website is installed on the server too.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting servers support several PHP versions, so your websites will run properly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old website doesn’t necessarily mean a vulnerable one as you may have performed plenty of modifications to its code. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can choose which one will be active for your shared web hosting account. You can change the version with one single click of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied right away. If you would like to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours at the same time.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse via our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the newest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the majority of web hosting suppliers, but we strongly consider that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took several years to create, as older script language syntax does not automatically suggest safety holes. On the contrary, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the opportunity to set a different PHP version for each individual website within the account.