PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly known as PHP, is a popular general-purpose server-side coding language, which can be used to create dynamic sites with interactive components like message boards, online learning portals or community websites. In comparison to static HTML-based websites, a PHP-driven site can display unique web content to each visitor under the same exact URL. Due to the fact that PHP-based apps can be managed via a Control Panel tool, which you can sign onto from any browser, you will not have to possess any coding abilities or past experience whatsoever to administer a PHP-driven website. The fact that 100s of millions of websites all over the world are built with PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You must only verify if the web server where you host your site supports the same exact PHP version as the one that you used while setting up the site.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Website Hosting
If you purchase a website hosting plan from us, you will never have to worry about whether your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, as we offer support for multiple PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with just one click of the mouse and in case you want to change the current version, the update will be applied instantly. In this way, years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP will not go down the tubes. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In stark contrast to them, we feel that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your own websites.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse from our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting suppliers, but we believe that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to build, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t invariably imply security holes. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to select a different version for each individual site within your account.