PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular curly-bracket programming languages available out there. Any website or application written in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it is not really all that surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic serving site with tons of different options. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will show different web content to each user even though the URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while setting up a certain website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to behave properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
In case you order a shared hosting plan from our company, you won’t ever have to ponder over whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, since multiple versions of PHP are installed on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click and if you’d like to change the version, the new settings will take effect straight away. Thus, several years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP will not go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we feel that you should be the one to select the version that your own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your websites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the latest PHP 8, we also support 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of web hosting providers, but we strongly maintain that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took years to build, since older script language syntax does not automatically suggest security flaws. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the opportunity to set a different PHP version for each site within the account.