PHP is among the most commonly used open-source web programming languages. It is quite popular because it’s free software, which can be used to build interactive websites such as social networking sites, online stores or e-learning websites as opposed to static HTML sites. A PHP module must be activated on the web server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its PHP code can be read. Since there aren’t any license fees for this kind of module and the language offers innumerable possibilities for the applications that you build, there are hundreds of millions of PHP websites. Additionally, there are a myriad of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any programming knowledge. As there’re different versions of PHP, you ought to confirm if the same exact version that you used while setting up your site is enabled on the server too.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Web Hosting
With our shared web hosting plans
, you will be able to choose the version of PHP that will be active for your web hosting account, since we support different versions. With just one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is launched in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you have set up through the years. In contrast to many other web hosting suppliers, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have modified its source code to patch safety gaps. For your convenience, you will even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your shared web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, as we support different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click from our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the newest PHP 7, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by the vast majority of hosting companies, but we are convinced that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to set up, since older programming language syntax doesn’t invariably equal security vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to specify a different PHP version for each single site within your account.