PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used general-purpose server-side coding languages out there. Any website or web-based application built on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not all that unusual that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to create an interactive site with many different options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will show unique web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst creating a specific website must be installed on the server in order for the site to work faultlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

We have made a conscious decision not to prevent our current and future customers from picking the PHP version that their sites will be using, so if you get a shared hosting package from us, you’ll be able to choose between versions 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5, not only for the hosting account itself, but also for each single domain name hosted by you. This can be accomplished with just one mouse click from our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared web hosting accounts are managed, so you won’t need to have any coding or technical expertise. You will be able to manage websites based on both old and new PHP-based scripts without having to overcome any hindrances, so if you would like to abandon your present hosting vendor and migrate over to us, you can be certain that all the sites that you have built throughout the years will continue to work flawlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even if your sites were created with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click of the mouse via our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the newest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by the great majority of web hosting vendors, but we strongly maintain that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to set up, since older programming language syntax doesn’t invariably mean safety flaws. On the contrary, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the opportunity to pick a different PHP version for each website within your account.