PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used multiparadigm programming languages that are available out there. Any site or app based on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it is scarcely a surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to develop a dynamic serving site with numerous different options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor although the page URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while creating a certain website must be present on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Website Hosting
With our Linux shared website hosting packages, you will be able to choose the version of PHP that will be enabled for your shared account, as several versions are activated on our servers. With as little as one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is launched in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have set up over the years. In stark contrast to lots of other web hosts, we will not force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have implemented modifications to its code to fix security gaps. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each website that you host in your shared web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a website built on a previous version of PHP and you have poured in time and effort into developing it, fixing security holes and inputting web content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of web hosts today offer only the most recently introduced PHP version and drop the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to allow you to pick the exact version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which implies that you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without losing any manual modifications or frittering away time and energy striving to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. The current version can be changed through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also have the ability to pick a different version for each single website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess config file.