PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used open-source server-side programming languages available out there. Any website or web-based app written in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not very surprising that there are a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to develop a dynamic serving website with heaps of options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will serve unique web content to each visitor even though the URL will not change. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a specific website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

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

If you get a website hosting plan from our company, you’ll never have to speculate as to whether your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, as multiple versions of PHP are supported on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click of the mouse and if you wish to change the current version, the update will take effect immediately. In this way, years of work on sites created with an older version will not be in vain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In stark contrast to them, we hold that you should be the one to choose the version that your own websites will be using.

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

If you have a site built using a previous version of PHP and you have committed time and efforts toward setting it up, repairing security gaps and entering page content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, since nearly all hosting vendors nowadays offer only the most recently introduced version of PHP and drop the earlier versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to choose the exact version that your sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you will be able to run both older and newer scripts without losing any custom modifications or frittering away time striving to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also be able to choose a different version for each individual website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.