PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous object-oriented programming languages available out there. Any site or app created in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it’s not unusual that there are actually several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to set up a responsive website with heaps of different options. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will serve different content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL will not change. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a specific website must be set up on the web server so that the site can run correctly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you purchase a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you will never need to ponder if your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, since multiple versions of PHP are available on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with only one single click and in case you’d like to change the current version, the new settings will be applied instantly. In this way, many years of work on websites created with an older PHP version will not go down the tube. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly think that you should be the one to select the version that your very own sites will be using.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a site based on an earlier version of PHP and you have put time and energy into setting it up, patching security breaches and appending web page content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of hosting providers nowadays support only the newest PHP version and remove the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to pick the exact version that your very own websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4 and multiple versions of PHP 5, which means that you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any custom tweaks or frittering away time and efforts attempting to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The current version can be changed through the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire account, but you’ll also be able to select a different version for each individual website that you host in your account using an .htaccess config file.