PHP is one of the most commonly used coding languages. It’s exceptionally popular as it is free software, which you can use to build responsive websites such as social networks, online stores or e-teaching sites as opposed to static HTML-based websites. A PHP module should be present on the server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decoded’. Since there are no license charges for this sort of module and the language itself provides endless options for the web apps that you create, there are 100s of millions of PHP websites. Plus, there’re a ton of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to possess any programming capabilities. Given the fact that there are several PHP versions, you ought to confirm if the exact same version that you used whilst setting up your website is installed on the web server as well.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

With our shared plans, you’ll be able to select the PHP version that will be active for your shared hosting account, as multiple versions are activated on our servers. With just one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and every time a new version is released in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve developed throughout the years. In contrast to a lot of other hosting suppliers, we won’t compel you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it is vulnerable since you may have tweaked its source code to plug safety breaches. For your convenience, you will even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each single site that you host in your shared account.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 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, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click of the mouse via our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the most recent PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting companies, but we reckon that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to create, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t inevitably mean security weaknesses. Just the opposite, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to set a different version of PHP for each single site within your account.