PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous web programming languages out there. Any site or Internet app created in PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it is by no means surprising that there are actually several million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to create a dynamic serving website with an immense number of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will display different content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will be the same. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while setting up a specific website must be configured on the server in order for the site to run correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even in case your websites were built with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click via our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the newest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of web hosting vendors, but we feel that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to set up, since older script language syntax doesn’t inevitably imply security weaknesses. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to pick a different PHP version for each individual website within the account.