PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used open-source server-side programming languages available out there. Any site or application built using PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it isn’t really a big surprise that there are several million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to develop a responsive site with plenty of different features. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will show different content to each visitor although the page URL will remain unchanged. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while developing a given website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to behave correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Hosting
If you buy a cloud hosting package from us, you won’t ever need to think about whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, since several versions of PHP are supported on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click and in case you would like to change the current version, the new settings will be applied straight away. Thus, several years of work on websites created with an older PHP version won’t be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly feel that you should be the one to select the version that your own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a site built with a previous version of PHP and you have contributed time and effort to setting it up, filling safety holes and appending content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, since almost all web hosting vendors today offer only the most recently published version of PHP and drop the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to pick the exact version that your sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any custom tweaks or frittering away time and efforts trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to specify a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.