PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous open-source scripting languages out there. Any website or web application built with PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it’s barely surprising that there are a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to set up a dynamic serving website with a ton of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will serve unique content to each user even though the URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a given website must be installed on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers support several versions of PHP, so your sites will run without any problem no matter if your PHP scripts are out of date. We know that an old site does not always imply an insecure one as you may have done lots of code mods. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which version will be enabled for your web hosting account. The version can be changed with just one click of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect immediately. If you would like to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours simultaneously.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a site created using an older PHP version and you have committed time and effort towards setting it up, plugging safety holes and entering page content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, since nearly all web hosting suppliers nowadays offer only the latest PHP version and drop the older ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to pick the exact version that your own websites require. Our semi-dedicated plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which means that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual tweaks or misspending time and efforts attempting to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to select a different PHP version for each individual site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess file.