PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular general-purpose programming languages available out there. Any website or application built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it is not a big surprise that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to create a dynamic serving website with numerous options. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will show unique web content to each user although the page URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
In case you buy a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll never need to speculate about whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since we offer support for multiple PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single mouse click and if you would like to change the version, the update will take effect straight away. Thus, several years of work on sites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the tubes. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we are strongly convinced that you should be the one to choose the version that your own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
It’s our unremitting belief that years spent creating a website shouldn’t go down the drain, which goes to say that in case you order a semi-dedicated server from us, you will be able to run any script, new or old. In contrast to lots of web hosting suppliers, we support a number of different versions of PHP on our innovative cloud hosting platform – 4, 5 and 7. You will not only be able to activate the version that you need from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, but you’ll also have the option to set a different PHP version for each single website. The latter can be done merely by adding an .htaccess file to the given site’s root directory. You can change the version both for a single site and for the whole account and the new settings will take effect in just several minutes. With our hosting services, you can be certain that you will never experience any website incompatibility obstacles.