PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular multiparadigm programming languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet application created in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not really that surprising that there are a couple of million web 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 enables you to develop a dynamic serving website with heaps of different features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will serve different content to each visitor although the URL will remain the same. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while building a given website must be installed on the server in order for the site to work properly.

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

In case you buy a cloud website hosting package from our company, you’ll never need to worry about whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since we support several PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click of the mouse and in case you’d like to change the current version, the update will be applied right away. Thus, many years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP will not be wasted. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we maintain that you should be the one to select the version that your own websites will use.

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

If you’ve got a site created in an older version of PHP and you’ve contributed time and energy towards developing it, patching security holes and appending web page content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, since most web hosts today offer only the latest PHP version and give up the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to select the version that your very own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without losing any custom modifications or frittering away time and effort struggling 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 server account, but you will also be able to select a different version for each site that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.