PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used multi-paradigm programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web app created with PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it is not a big surprise that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to develop an interactive site with an enormous number of options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will show different content to each visitor although the page URL will remain the same. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while setting up a certain website must be installed on the server so that the site can run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting
With our shared web hosting, you’ll be able to choose which version of PHP will be active for your hosting account, since different versions are activated on our servers. With as little as one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is released in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you have built throughout the years. In stark contrast to lots of other web hosting suppliers, we won’t compel you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it is insecure as you may have modified its source code to patch security breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to set a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your shared account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support multiple PHP versions, which means that you will be able to run all the web-based apps that you have developed over the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each account, will enable you to set the version that you need with one single click of the mouse. You can select between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. If you want to host multiple websites under one single account and they have special requirements about the web hosting environment, you’ll be able to set a different version for each of them regardless of which version is selected for the account itself. This is possible thanks to our in-house created cloud web hosting platform, which allows us to run multiple versions of PHP all at the same time. By comparison, the great majority of hosting suppliers typically offer one, in very rare cases – two versions.