PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used scripting languages that are available out there. Any website or app created in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it is not really that unusual that there are a few 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 permits you to build a dynamic serving website with loads of features. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will serve unique web content to each user even though the URL will remain the same. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a certain website must be activated on the web server so that the site can run correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your websites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click of the mouse from our custom Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the latest PHP 7, we also offer 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by the majority of web hosts, but we are strongly convinced that you should not be forced to modify a site that took years to create, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t invariably equal security gaps. On the contrary, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to pick a different version of PHP for each website within the account.