PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular dynamic programming languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet app created using PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it’s not a huge surprise that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to build a responsive site with a lot of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will display different web content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst building a certain website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you’ll never have to think about whether or not your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, since multiple versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click of the mouse and in case you want to change the version, the new settings will take effect instantly. In this way, years of work on websites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we strongly think that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own sites will use.

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

If you’ve got a site created using a previous PHP version and you’ve donated time and efforts to developing it, plugging safety holes and appending page content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as nearly all hosting companies nowadays offer support only for the most recently launched version of PHP and abandon the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to select the version that your own websites need. Our semi-dedicated hosting services support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom tweaks or frittering away time and efforts striving to make your websites compatible with the hosting platform. The version can be changed through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to specify a different version for each individual site hosted in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.