PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, otherwise referred to as PHP, is a popular curly-brace programming language, which is used to develop dynamic sites with interactive features such as bulletin boards, e-learning sites or social networks. In contrast to static HTML sites, a PHP-powered website can display unique web content to each visitor under the very same page URL. Given the fact that PHP-based web applications can be managed through one single Control Panel, which you can sign onto from any online browser, you will not need to have any programming skills or prior experience whatsoever in order to administer a PHP website. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites all over the world are created using PHP is an indication of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You should only verify whether the web server where you host your site supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst creating the website.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

In case you purchase a shared hosting package from our company, you will never need to ponder over whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, since several versions of PHP are installed on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with just one single click and if you wish to change the version, the new settings will be applied straight away. Thus, years of work on sites created with an older version won’t go down the tubes. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we are strongly convinced that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own websites will use.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even if your websites were built with an earlier PHP version, you will 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 of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse from our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the most recent PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of hosting suppliers, but we strongly feel that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to develop, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t invariably imply safety gaps. On the contrary, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also provide you with the opportunity to pick a different PHP version for each website within the account.