PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous general-purpose server-side scripting languages out there. Any site or web app based on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it is not that surprising that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to build a responsive website with plenty of different features. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will show different content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will not change. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst creating a given website must be configured on the web server so that the site can run faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Website Hosting
We’ve made the decision not to restrict our current and prospective customers from choosing what PHP version will be used by their websites, which implies that in case you get a shared website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account itself, but also for each domain that you host. This can be done with just one click through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared hosting accounts are managed, which is the reason why you will not need to possess any technical or coding abilities. You’ll be able to host sites built with both new and old PHP scripts without having to overcome any difficulties, so if you would like to leave your present hosting services provider and move over to us, you can be sure that all the websites that you have built through the years will continue to run impeccably.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just a click of the mouse through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the most recent PHP 8, we also support 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of hosting companies, but we strongly reckon that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to set up, as older scripting language syntax does not necessarily suggest security breaches. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to select a different PHP version for each single site within the account.