PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, popularly referred to as PHP, is a famous curly-bracket programming language, which is used to develop dynamic websites with interactive components such as message boards, online learning websites or community web portals. In contrast with static HTML websites, a PHP site can show different web content to each user under the very same URL. Given the fact that PHP-based web apps can be managed via a single Control Panel tool, which you can log on to from any browser, you won’t need to possess any web design know-how or past experience in order to run a PHP-driven website. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites all over the world are PHP-based is an indication of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You only have to verify if the server where you host your website supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst setting up the website.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting package from us, you will never have to wonder if your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we support several PHP versions for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one single click and if you want to change the current version, the new settings will be applied momentarily. Thus, several years of work on sites created with an older version will not be lost. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we strongly maintain that you should be the one to pick the version that your own websites will use.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a site created with an older version of PHP and you’ve devoted time and efforts to developing it, repairing security gaps and publishing content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of hosting providers nowadays support only the most recently released PHP version and give up the earlier versions. We, however, have decided to let you choose the version that your own websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which suggests that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any custom tweaks or frittering away time and energy trying to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the current version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to pick a different version of PHP for each single website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess file.