PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular general-purpose server-side scripting languages out there. Any website or app based on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it is barely surprising that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to set up a responsive site with a lot of options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will show different web content to each visitor even though the page URL will remain unchanged. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a certain website must be set up on the server in order for the site to behave correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Website Hosting
In case you buy a shared website hosting package from our company, you won’t ever need to think about whether your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, since different PHP versions are activated on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and if you need to change the current version, the new settings will take effect momentarily. In this way, several years of work on websites built with an older version of PHP won’t go down the tube. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. Unlike them, we hold that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your own sites.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a site built using an older PHP version and you’ve committed time and efforts toward developing it, filling safety loopholes and posting content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, since almost all web hosting providers these days offer support only for the most recent version of PHP and remove the older versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you choose the 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 use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual settings or wasting time and efforts trying to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. The current version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also have the ability to select a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.