PHP is one of the most commonly used curly-brace programming languages. It’s very popular since it’s free software, which can be used to create responsive websites like community sites, web shops or online teaching sites instead of static HTML-based sites. A PHP module must be available on the web server where a PHP site is hosted so that its code can be read. Since there aren’t any license fees for this sort of module and the language offers limitless possibilities for the web-based apps that you build, there’re 100s of millions of PHP websites. What is more, there are numerous PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without the need to possess any programming experience. Considering the fact that there’re a few versions of PHP, you must confirm that the same exact version that you used whilst developing your site is installed on the server as well.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Website Hosting

With our Linux shared website hosting packages, you will be able to pick which PHP version will be active for your web hosting account, as multiple versions are supported on our servers. With as little as one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and whenever a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you have set up through the years. In stark contrast with lots of other hosting vendors, we won’t compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not necessarily mean that it’s insecure as you may have tweaked its source code to fix security holes. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each website that you host in your shared web hosting account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a site built on a previous version of PHP and you’ve committed time and efforts to developing it, repairing safety loopholes and inserting web page content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as nearly all hosting providers these days support only the most recently introduced version of PHP and abandon the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to pick the version that your own sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support multiple versions of PHP 5 as well as PHP 4, which means that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any custom tweaks or wasting time and effort trying to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire account, but you will also have the ability to specify a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess config file.