PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used interpreted programming languages that are available out there. Any website or app created in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it isn’t that surprising that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to build a responsive site with a myriad of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will show different web content to each user despite the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while building a particular website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run correctly.

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

We’ve made a conscious decision not to restrict our present and potential clients from picking the PHP version that their sites will use, which goes to say that if you buy a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account as a whole, but also for each domain that you host. This can be done with just one click of the mouse through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared hosting accounts are managed, which is the reason why you won’t have to possess any coding or technical experience. You’ll be able to manage sites based on both old and new PHP scripts without having to overcome any problems, so if you want to swap your current hosting provider and move over to us, you can rest assured that all the websites that you have set up throughout the years will continue to run perfectly.

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

If you have a site created with an older version of PHP and you’ve dedicated time and energy toward developing it, repairing security loopholes and adding web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as nearly all hosting vendors today offer only the newest version of PHP and drop the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you choose the version that your very own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual tweaks or frittering away time and effort attempting to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole account, but you’ll also have the ability to choose a different version for each single website hosted in your account using an .htaccess config file.