PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used reflective programming languages available out there. Any site or web application created with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it’s not a big surprise that there are a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to set up an interactive website with a plethora of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will serve unique web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL will be the same. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a certain website must be present on the web server in order for the site to run properly.

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

With our shared hosting, you will be able to pick the version of PHP that will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, since several versions are activated on our servers. With as little as one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is published in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you’ve built throughout the years. In contrast to a lot of other providers, we won’t compel you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this does not automatically mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have performed modifications to its code to prevent security loopholes. For your convenience, you will even be able to select a different version of PHP for each website hosted in your web hosting account.

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

If you have a site built with an older PHP version and you have devoted time and energy to setting it up, plugging safety breaches and embedding page content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, since nearly all hosting suppliers nowadays offer support only for the most recently released PHP version and drop the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you select the version that your own sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom modifications or frittering away time and energy striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to choose a different version of PHP for each site hosted in your account by using an .htaccess file.