PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous web development languages that are available out there. Any website or web app written in PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it is hardly surprising that there are 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 enables you to build a dynamic serving site with tons of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will display different content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL will remain the same. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst developing a specific website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to work correctly.

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

If you buy a cloud web hosting plan from us, you’ll never have to speculate whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as several versions of PHP are supported on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the current version, the new settings will take effect instantly. In this way, years of work on sites built with an older PHP version will not go down the tube. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. Unlike them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your very own sites.

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

If you’ve got a website built with an earlier version of PHP and you have poured time and efforts into setting it up, filling security gaps and publishing page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as most web hosting companies today offer only the latest PHP version and remove the earlier versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to pick the version that your websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any custom tweaks or misspending time and energy trying to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will apply to the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also be able to pick a different version of PHP for each individual site that you host in your account using an .htaccess file.