PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used object-oriented programming languages out there. Any site or Internet application created with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it is not really that surprising that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to create a responsive website with tons of different features. A PHP-based social network, for example, will display different content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of 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 flawlessly.

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

If you order a shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll never have to ponder whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since several PHP versions are available on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and if you would like to change the current version, the new settings will take effect instantaneously. Thus, several years of work on websites created with an older version will not be in vain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we are strongly convinced that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own websites will be using.

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

In case you have a site built with an earlier version of PHP and you’ve committed time and effort to developing it, fixing security breaches and inserting content, you’ll need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the majority of hosting providers nowadays offer support only for the most recently unveiled version of PHP and remove the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you pick the exact version that your sites need. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any customizations or wasting time and energy attempting to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. The version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also have the ability to specify a different PHP version for each site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.