PHP is among the most widely used open-source programming languages. It’s exceptionally popular since it’s free software, which can be used to set up responsive websites such as social networking sites, Internet shops or e-learning sites as opposed to static HTML-based websites. A PHP module must be activated on the server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘deciphered’. As there are no license taxes for this type of module and the language offers unlimited options for the web apps that you create, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites. Furthermore, there are a ton of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without the need to have any programming skills. As there’re several PHP versions, you have to verify if the exact same version that you used while building your website is present on the web server as well.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Web Hosting

With our cloud web hosting, you’ll be able to select which version of PHP will be active for your account, as we offer support for several versions. With only one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and anytime a new version is unveiled in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have created throughout the years. In contrast to lots of other hosting vendors, we will not force you to update such websites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have implemented modifications to its source code to prevent security gaps. For your convenience, you will even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each single site hosted in your shared account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even in case your websites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse via our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the great majority of web hosting vendors, but we strongly feel that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to set up, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t inevitably mean security flaws. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the possibility to choose a different PHP version for each website within the account.