PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used class-based programming languages available out there. Any site or Internet app created in PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it is hardly unusual that there are several million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to create a responsive site with tons of different options. A PHP-based community website, for example, will show unique content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will stay the same. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a particular website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

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

If you get a website hosting plan from our company, you won’t ever have to wonder whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as we support several PHP versions for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click and if you wish to change the current version, the update will take effect straight away. In this way, several years of work on sites built with an older PHP version will not go down the tubes. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we strongly maintain that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your own websites.

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

In case you’ve got a website created with a previous PHP version and you have dedicated time and energy towards setting it up, repairing security breaches and publishing web content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all hosting providers nowadays support only the most recently launched version of PHP and abandon the older versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to select the version that your own websites need. 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 customizations or frittering away time and energy attempting to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also be able to pick a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.