PHP is among the most commonly used multiparadigm programming languages. It is very popular since it is free software, which can be used to develop interactive websites such as community websites, e-commerce portals or e-teaching portals rather than static HTML-based sites. A PHP module must be available on the server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘decoded’. As there are no license taxes for this type of module and the language provides infinite possibilities for the web-based applications that you set up, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites. What’s more, there’re a lot of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to possess any programming expertise. Given the fact that there’re a couple of versions of PHP, you ought to check whether the exact same version that you used whilst building your website is enabled on the web server too.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Website Hosting
If you order a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will never need to wonder if your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since several versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one single click of the mouse and in case you want to change the version, the new settings will take effect immediately. In this way, years of work on websites created with an older PHP version will not go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which means that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we strongly hold that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several 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 a click from our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the most recent PHP 7, we also offer 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by most web hosting vendors, but we consider that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to set up, as older scripting language syntax does not automatically mean safety loopholes. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also give you the opportunity to pick a different version for each individual site within your account.