PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages available out there. Any site or web-based app built with PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it isn’t surprising that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to set up a responsive website with a multitude of features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL won’t change. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while building a specific website must be activated on the server in order for the site to work properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting
We’ve reached a decision not to prevent our present and prospective customers from picking what PHP version their websites will use, which means that in case you purchase a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account itself, but also for each domain hosted by you. This can be done with just one click of the mouse from our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all hosting accounts are administered, so you will not need to possess any programming or technical capabilities. You will be able to run websites built with both new and old PHP-based scripts without having to overcome any difficulties, so if you decide to swap your present web hosting company and switch over to us, you can be certain that all the websites that you have built over the years will continue to run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a site built with a previous PHP version and you have sacrificed time and energy in developing it, filling safety loopholes and adding content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of hosting companies these days offer support only for the most recently released version of PHP and remove the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you select the exact version that your sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you will be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom tweaks or frittering away time trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. The version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to choose a different PHP version for each single site hosted in your account by using an .htaccess config file.