PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used web programming languages available out there. Any website or Internet app built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it isn’t that surprising that there are a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic site with a plethora of different options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will show unique content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL will not change. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while setting up a certain website must be present on the server so that the site can run correctly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from us, you won’t ever need to think about whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, as several versions of PHP are supported on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click and in case you would like to change the version, the update will be applied instantly. Thus, many years of work on sites built with an older version of PHP will not go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast to them, we reckon that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your very own websites.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve got a website built on an older version of PHP and you have funneled time and energy into developing it, filling safety holes and publishing page content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, as the majority of web hosting companies these days offer only the most recently launched PHP version and drop the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to let you choose the exact version that your own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any manual settings or misspending time and effort struggling to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the current version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire account, but you will also be able to select a different version of PHP for each single website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess file.