PHP is one of the most commonly used open-source server-side programming languages. It is very popular since it’s free software, which can be used to build responsive sites such as community web portals, online shopping portals or e-teaching sites as opposed to static HTML websites. A PHP module should be present on the web server where a PHP-powered website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decoded’. Since there are no license charges for such a module and the language offers countless possibilities for the applications that you build, there are 100s of millions of PHP websites. On top of that, there are a lot of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without having to possess any coding expertise. As there are a couple of versions of PHP, you need to confirm that the same version that you used whilst creating your site is activated on the server as well.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Website Hosting
If you buy a shared website hosting package from our company, you will never have to speculate about whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as different versions of PHP are installed on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the version, the new settings will be applied instantly. In this way, years of work on websites built with an older PHP version won’t be in vain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which means that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we believe that you should be the one to select the version that your very own sites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were built with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click via our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the most recent PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the majority of web hosting providers, but we maintain that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to develop, as older scripting language syntax does not automatically suggest safety holes. Just the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to set a different version for each website within your account.