PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used general-purpose server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any website or Internet app created using PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it’s not that surprising that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to create a dynamic website with lots of features. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will serve unique content to each user even though the URL will remain unchanged. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a specific website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to work faultlessly.

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

We have made a conscious decision not to prevent our current and potential customers from selecting what PHP version will be used by their websites, which means that if you get a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account itself, but also for each domain name hosted by you. This can be done with only one single click of the mouse through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all accounts are managed, which is why you won’t need any coding or technical abilities. You’ll be able to manage sites based on both new and old PHP-based scripts without any trouble, so if you would like to swap your present provider and switch over to us, you can be sure that all the sites that you have created over the years will continue to run perfectly.

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

In case you have a site created in an older PHP version and you’ve contributed time and efforts toward setting it up, patching security loopholes and entering page content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of hosting providers today offer only the most recently introduced PHP version and drop the previous versions. We, however, have decided to allow you to select the exact version that your very own sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any custom tweaks or wasting time and effort attempting to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. The version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire account, but you’ll also have the ability to set a different version for each single website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.