PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used open-source web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based application built using PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language really universal and it is not very surprising that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to build a dynamic website with loads of features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will display unique content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a given website must be installed on the web server so that the site can run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
With our Linux shared hosting plans, you’ll be able to pick the version of PHP that will be active for your account, as we offer support for multiple versions. With only one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is unveiled in the future, we will include it in 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 built through the years. In stark contrast to lots of other web hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it is vulnerable as you may have done modifications to its code to prevent security holes. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to select a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your shared web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated plans support multiple PHP versions, so you will be able to use all the applications that you’ve created through the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every semi-dedicated server account, will enable you to enable the needed version with one single mouse click. You can choose between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. If you’d like to host multiple websites under the exact same account and they have distinct requirements about the web hosting environment, you’ll be able to specify a different PHP version for each one of them regardless of which version has been selected for the account as a whole. That’s accomplishable thanks to our custom-built cloud hosting platform, which allows us to run several versions of PHP at the same time. In stark comparison, the majority of web hosting vendors typically offer one, in exceptionally rare cases – two versions.