PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used general-purpose server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any website or application created using PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it’s not that unusual that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic site with numerous different features. A PHP-based community website, for example, will display different content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while creating a certain website must be configured on the server in order for the site to behave correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
We’ve reached a decision not to restrict our current and future clients from choosing what PHP version their websites will use, which implies that if you buy a shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to select between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account as a whole, but also for each single domain that you host. This can be accomplished with only one mouse click through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all web hosting accounts are managed, which is the reason why you will not need to have any technical or coding expertise. You will be able to manage sites based on both old and new PHP scripts without having to cope with any hindrances, so if you’d like to drop your present hosting company and switch over to us, you can rest assured that all the sites that you’ve created through the years will continue to run perfectly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a website created in an older version of PHP and you’ve devoted time and effort into developing it, repairing safety loopholes and adding page content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, as most hosting suppliers these days offer support only for the most recently published PHP version and abandon the previous ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to pick the version that your own sites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual modifications or frittering away time and energy striving to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also be able to specify a different PHP version for each site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.