PHP is amongst the most widely used imperative programming languages. It is very popular since it’s free software, which you can use to build responsive websites such as social networks, web shops or e-learning portals rather than static HTML websites. A PHP module must be available on the web server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘translated’. Because there aren’t any license taxes for this kind of module and the language offers unlimited options for the apps that you develop, there are 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites. Moreover, there’re an enormous number of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any coding experience. Since there are several PHP versions, you should verify whether the same version that you used while setting up your website is available on the web server too.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a shared hosting plan from us, you will never need to ponder whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, since different PHP versions are enabled on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with only one mouse click and in case you would like to change the current version, the new settings will be applied immediately. In this way, many years of work on sites created with an older version will not be lost. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we believe that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your own sites.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve got a site created using an earlier version of PHP and you’ve devoted time and effort into developing it, fixing security breaches and entering web page content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of hosting suppliers nowadays support only the most recently introduced version of PHP and drop the older versions. We, however, have decided to let you select the exact version that your very own sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support multiple versions of PHP 5 as well as PHP 4, which goes to say that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual tweaks or wasting time and energy trying to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the current version through the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to choose a different version for each single site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess config file.