PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used reflective programming languages that are available out there. Any website or Internet application built with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not really a surprise that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to build a dynamic serving site with a myriad of different options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will show different content to each user in spite of the fact that the page URL won’t change. On the other hand, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be available on the server in order for the site to run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Web Hosting
With our cloud web hosting, you’ll be able to select the version of PHP that will be active for your account, since we support different versions. With just one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is launched in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve set up through the years. Unlike lots of other hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such websites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it is vulnerable since you may have implemented modifications to its code to prevent security gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to specify a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your shared account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were created with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running at the same time on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click from our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the newest PHP 7, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by most web hosting providers, but we think that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to build, since older programming language syntax does not automatically mean security vulnerabilities. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to select a different version for each single website within the account.