PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, otherwise referred to as PHP, is a famous open-source server-side programming language, which is used to build dynamic sites with interactive elements like forums, online teaching portals or social networks. In contrast to static HTML websites, a PHP-powered website can serve unique web content to each visitor under the exact same page URL. Because PHP-based web-based apps can be managed via a Control Panel tool, which you can log onto from any Internet browser, you won’t have to possess any computer programming know-how or practical experience whatsoever in order to run a PHP-powered website. The fact that 100s of millions of sites around the globe are PHP-based is indicative of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You only ought to ensure that the web server on which your site is hosted supports the same exact PHP version as the one that you used while setting up the site.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were created 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 one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse from our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.4, we also offer 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by most hosting vendors, but we strongly hold that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to develop, as older script language syntax doesn’t inevitably mean safety weaknesses. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to select a different version of PHP for each individual site within the account.