PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also known as PHP, is a popular interpreted programming language, which is used to build dynamic websites with interactive elements such as discussion boards, online teaching sites or community websites. Unlike static HTML websites, a PHP website can show different content to each user under the same exact URL. Given the fact that PHP-based web applications can be managed through a Control Panel tool, which you can sign on to using any web browser, you won’t have to possess any web development skills or practical experience whatsoever to administer a PHP-driven website. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites around the globe are built on PHP is indicative of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You only have to check whether the web server where you host your site supports the very same version of PHP as the one that you used while developing the website.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Website Hosting
If you buy a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will never have to wonder whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as different PHP versions are available on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with only one click and if you’d like to change the current version, the update will take effect instantly. In this way, several years of work on sites built with an older version won’t be wasted. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which means that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to pick the version that your own sites will be using.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a website created in a previous PHP version and you have devoted time and efforts into developing it, patching safety gaps and inputting web content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, since most hosting companies today offer only the most recent PHP version and abandon the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to choose the version that your very own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated services support multiple versions of PHP 5 and PHP 4, so you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any manual tweaks or frittering away time and effort striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole account, but you’ll also have the ability to set a different version of PHP for each single site hosted in your account using an .htaccess file.