PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used scripting languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet application built using PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s hardly surprising that there are a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to set up an interactive site with plenty of features. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will show different content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL will remain the same. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst creating a particular website must be installed on the server in order for the site to run properly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even in case your sites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click of the mouse via our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the most recent PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by the vast majority of hosting suppliers, but we strongly feel that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took several years to develop, as older script language syntax doesn’t automatically suggest safety gaps. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to pick a different version of PHP for each single site within your account.