PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web application based on PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it isn’t really a big surprise that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to create a responsive site with a plethora of different options. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will show unique content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will not change. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a particular website must be activated on the server in order for the site to work faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which suggests that your websites will run properly no matter if your scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old site doesn’t invariably imply an insecure one as you may have implemented plenty of source code mods. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which one will be active for your hosting account. You can change the version with one single click in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied right away. In case you wish to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours at the same time.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a site built with an earlier version of PHP and you’ve dedicated time and effort into setting it up, fixing safety gaps and inputting web page content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of hosting companies today offer support only for the newest version of PHP and give up the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to pick the exact version that your own sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual modifications or misspending time and efforts trying to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. The version can be changed via the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to select a different PHP version for each single site hosted in your account using an .htaccess config file.