PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used general-purpose server-side scripting languages out there. Any website or Internet application written in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language absolutely universal and it isn’t really a surprise that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to set up a responsive site with heaps of different features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display unique content to each user in spite of the fact that the page URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while building a certain website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to work properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you purchase a cloud website hosting plan from us, you will never have to ponder if your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since multiple versions of PHP are activated on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one mouse click and if you would like to change the version, the update will be applied right away. In this way, many years of work on sites built with an older version won’t go down the tube. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which means that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we strongly maintain that you should be the one to select the version that your very own websites will use.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a site created with a previous version of PHP and you’ve contributed time and effort toward developing it, patching security loopholes and embedding web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all web hosting companies these days support only the most recently unveiled version of PHP and abandon the earlier versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to select the exact version that your sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which implies that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual tweaks or misspending time and effort attempting to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. The current version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also have the ability to set a different PHP version for each individual site that you host in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.