PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular interpreted programming languages that are available out there. Any website or application created in PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it is not at all unusual that there are a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to create a dynamic site with tons of options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will serve different web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the page URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while creating a particular website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Website Hosting
We have made a conscious decision not to prevent our present and future customers from picking what PHP version their websites will use, which means that if you buy a website hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to choose between versions 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5, not only for the web hosting account in general, but also for each individual domain that you host. This can be accomplished with just one click through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared web hosting accounts are managed, which is the reason why you will not have to possess any technical or coding know-how. You will be able to host websites built with both old and new PHP-based scripts without having to cope with any complications, so if you would like to drop your current hosting vendor and move over to us, you can be sure that all the sites that you’ve set up over the years will continue to work properly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a website based on a previous PHP version and you’ve dedicated time and energy into developing it, fixing safety holes and posting web content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, since almost all web hosting suppliers today offer support only for the most recently introduced PHP version and give up the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you pick the version that your websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support multiple versions of PHP 5 as well as PHP 4, which suggests that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any custom tweaks or wasting time and energy trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole account, but you will also have the ability to select a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your account using an .htaccess file.