PHP is amongst the most widely used general-purpose server-side scripting languages. It’s very popular because it is free software, which you can use to develop responsive sites like community websites, online shops or e-teaching portals rather than static HTML-based sites. A PHP module should be available on the web server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its source code can be read. Since there aren’t any license taxes for this type of module and the language offers infinite options for the web-based applications that you set up, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites. In addition, there’re numerous open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without the need to have any programming skills. Since there’re several PHP versions, you should confirm whether the exact same version that you used while creating your website is enabled on the server too.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers support different PHP versions, which goes to say that your websites will run without any problem even if your PHP scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old website doesn’t inevitably imply an insecure one as you may have carried out a lot of modifications to its source code. That is why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can select which version will be enabled for your web hosting account. You can change the version with only one single click of the mouse within your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied instantly. If you would like to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different version of PHP for each domain of yours at the same time.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Even in case your websites 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 several 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 via our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, 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 web hosting providers, but we reckon that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to set up, since older script language syntax does not invariably equal security gaps. On the contrary, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the possibility to pick a different version for each individual website within your account.