PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular server-side programming languages out there. Any site or Internet app created using PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it is not unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to develop a dynamic site with a vast number of features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display unique content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst building a certain website must be installed on the server so that the site can run faultlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting

We’ve decided not to prevent our present and future customers from choosing the PHP version that their sites will be using, which implies that in case you buy a shared hosting package from us, you’ll be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account itself, but also for each individual domain that you host. This can be accomplished with only one single click of the mouse through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared hosting accounts are administered, so you will not need to have any technical or coding knowledge. You’ll be able to host sites based on both new and old scripts without any problem, so if you wish to swap your present provider and move over to us, you can be certain that all the sites that you’ve set up over the years will continue to work properly.

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

If you’ve got a website built on a previous PHP version and you’ve committed time and effort into setting it up, fixing safety holes and inserting content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all hosting providers nowadays offer support only for the newest PHP version and give up the older versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you pick the version that your very own websites 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 forfeiting any manual settings or frittering away time and energy trying to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. The current version can be changed via the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole account, but you will also be able to specify a different version for each single website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess file.