PHP is among the most commonly used general-purpose server-side programming languages. It’s highly popular because it is free software, which can be used to develop responsive websites like community websites, Internet shops or e-learning sites rather than static HTML websites. A PHP module should be available on the server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘translated’. Because there are no license taxes for this type of module and the language offers infinite options for the web apps that you create, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites. Furthermore, there’re a large number of PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without having to possess any programming abilities. As there’re a handful of versions of PHP, you must check if the same version that you used whilst creating your website is enabled on the web server as well.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

With our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to choose which PHP version will be active for your web hosting account, since multiple versions are enabled on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and each time a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have developed through the years. In stark contrast to lots of other web hosting vendors, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have tweaked its code to patch security holes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each single website hosted in your hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a website built using a previous version of PHP and you have dedicated time and energy in developing it, filling security loopholes and inserting page content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, since the majority of hosting vendors today support only the most recently introduced version of PHP and give up the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to select the version that your very own sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated plans support multiple versions of PHP 5 as well as PHP 4, so you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual modifications or wasting time and efforts striving to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. The version can be changed from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to specify a different version of PHP for each site that you host in your account using an .htaccess config file.