PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used general-purpose programming languages that are available out there. Any website or Internet app built on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it isn’t really a big surprise that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to build a dynamic site with tons of different features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will serve unique web content to each user although the page URL will not change. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst building a specific website must be installed on the server in order for the site to run correctly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which suggests that your websites will run correctly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old site does not necessarily suggest an insecure one as you may have performed a lot of mods to its code. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can pick which one will be enabled for your hosting account. The version can be changed with just one click via your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied straight away. In case you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours simultaneously.

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

In case you’ve got a website created in a previous PHP version and you have put in time and effort into setting it up, filling safety gaps and adding content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as nearly all web hosting vendors nowadays offer only the most recently introduced version of PHP and abandon the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to select the exact version that your websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any custom modifications or wasting time and energy attempting to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to select a different version for each single website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.