PHP is among the most widely used web programming languages. It is rather popular as it’s free software, which can be used to set up interactive sites like social networking sites, online shops or online learning sites rather than static HTML sites. A PHP module must be available on the web server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its source code can be interpreted. Because there are no license fees for this kind of module and the language provides unlimited possibilities for the apps that you build, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites. What’s more, there are tons of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any coding abilities. Given the fact that there are several PHP versions, you need to check whether the very same version that you used whilst developing your site is activated on the web server as well.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Hosting

With our Linux hosting, you’ll be able to pick which version of PHP will be active for your web hosting account, as several versions are supported on our servers. With only one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and every time a new version is launched in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve built over the years. Unlike many other web hosting suppliers, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s insecure as you may have implemented modifications to its source code to repair security loopholes. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each individual site that you host in your shared account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even if your sites were created with an older 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 one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click of the mouse through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the most recent PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the vast majority of hosting suppliers, but we are strongly convinced that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to set up, since older scripting language syntax does not necessarily equal safety holes. On the contrary, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the possibility to set a different version of PHP for each individual website within your account.