PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used general-purpose programming languages available out there. Any site or web-based application created in PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it comes as no surprise that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to develop a dynamic website with a multitude of options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor although the page URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while developing a certain website must be installed on the server in order for the site to behave correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Hosting
With our Linux hosting packages, you will be able to pick the version of PHP that will be active for your shared hosting account, as different versions are installed on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is launched in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have developed over the years. In stark contrast with many other companies, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not automatically mean that it is insecure as you may have tweaked its code to patch safety gaps. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to choose a different version of PHP for each website hosted in your shared account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We firmly believe that years spent creating a site should not be lost, which goes to say that in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server from us, you will be able to use any script, irrespective of whether it’s old or new. In stark contrast with lots of hosting vendors, we support several different versions of PHP on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform – 4, 5 and 7. Not only will you have the ability to enable the version that you need from your Hepsia Control Panel, but you’ll also have the possibility to set a different PHP version for each website. The latter can be accomplished simply by putting an .htaccess file within the root folder of the given site. You can change the current version not only for a single website, but also for the account itself and the new settings will be applied in only several minutes. With our hosting services, you can rest assured that you won’t ever experience any website incompatibility complications.