PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used server-side scripting languages out there. Any site or application built with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s small wonder that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic site with a plethora of options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst developing a given website must be present on the server so that the site can run flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you purchase a cloud web hosting package from us, you’ll never need to ask yourself whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since several PHP versions are installed on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with only one mouse click and if you want to change the version, the new settings will take effect immediately. Thus, many years of work on websites built with an older version won’t go down the tubes. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we trust that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your own websites.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a site built on an older PHP version and you have spent time and energy setting it up, filling safety loopholes and entering web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since the great majority of web hosting suppliers nowadays support only the latest PHP version and abandon the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to select the exact version that your very own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support multiple versions of PHP 5 and PHP 4, which implies that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual tweaks or frittering away time and effort attempting to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. The current version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole account, but you will also be able to choose a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.