PHP is amongst the most widely used general-purpose server-side programming languages. It’s quite popular since it is free software, which can be used to develop interactive sites such as community websites, web shops or e-teaching portals as opposed to static HTML-based sites. A PHP module should be present on the web server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘deciphered’. Because there aren’t any license fees for this type of module and the language offers innumerable options for the applications that you develop, there are 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites. What’s more, there are a huge number of PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without having to possess any programming expertise. Since there are a few PHP versions, you need to verify that the same version that you used while building your site is activated on the server too.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

If you buy a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll never need to ask yourself if your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since we support different PHP versions for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with only one single click of the mouse and in case you want to change the current version, the update will be applied momentarily. In this way, several years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP will not be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, so you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the market offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. Unlike them, we hold that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your very own sites.

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 simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just a click from our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by the majority of web hosting suppliers, but we trust that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took several years to set up, as older scripting language syntax does not automatically imply safety loopholes. Just the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also provide you with the opportunity to choose a different version for each site within the account.