PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous imperative programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web application created in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it’s by no means surprising that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to set up a dynamic website with heaps of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will serve different content to each user in spite of the fact that the page URL will not change. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a particular website must be available on the web server so that the site can run properly.

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

If you buy a shared hosting package from us, you’ll never have to speculate whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since we support multiple versions of PHP for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and if you want to change the version, the new settings will be applied right away. In this way, years of work on sites created with an older PHP version will not go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we are convinced that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own websites will use.

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

If you have a site based on an older PHP version and you have put time and effort into setting it up, plugging security holes and inserting web page content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of web hosts today offer only the most recently introduced version of PHP and drop the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to pick the exact version that your own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom tweaks or frittering away time striving to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the current version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to select a different PHP version for each individual website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.