PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used curly-brace programming languages available out there. Any site or web application written in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language really universal and it is little surprise that there are several million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to create a responsive site with heaps of different options. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will display unique content to each user even though the page URL will remain the same. By contrast, HTML-based websites 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 whilst developing a certain website must be set up on the server so that the site can run faultlessly.

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

If you get a shared website hosting plan from us, you won’t ever have to ponder over whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as different PHP versions are activated on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click of the mouse and in case you wish to change the current version, the new settings will take effect instantaneously. In this way, years of work on websites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. Unlike them, we strongly think that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will use.

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

In case you have a site built on an earlier PHP version and you have sacrificed time and efforts in developing it, fixing safety holes and publishing web page content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, as nearly all hosting companies nowadays offer only the most recently unveiled PHP version and drop the previous ones. We, however, have decided to allow you to choose the exact version that your own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any manual modifications or misspending time and efforts trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire account, but you’ll also be able to select a different version for each individual website that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess file.