PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source web programming languages available out there. Any website or web-based application created using PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it’s hardly surprising that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic site with a multitude of features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will display unique content to each user although the URL will remain the same. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a specific website must be configured on the server in order for the site to work correctly.

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

With our Linux cloud hosting, you’ll be able to select which version of PHP will be active for your shared web hosting account, since different versions are available on our servers. With only one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have developed through the years. In contrast to a lot of other web hosting providers, we won’t compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it is insecure since you may have tweaked its code to fill security breaches. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your account.

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

If you’ve got a site based on a previous version of PHP and you’ve devoted time and efforts to developing it, plugging security breaches and posting web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since the vast majority of hosting providers nowadays offer only the most recently released PHP version and drop the earlier versions. We, however, have decided to allow you to pick the exact version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without losing any customizations or frittering away time and effort struggling to make your websites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the current version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to choose a different version of PHP for each individual website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess config file.