PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous interpreted programming languages out there. Any site or Internet app built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not a huge surprise that there are a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to develop a dynamic serving website with a plethora of options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will display unique web content to each user even though the page URL will be the same. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while creating a particular website must be activated on the server so that the site can run faultlessly.

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

In case you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll never have to think about whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as several PHP versions are activated on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one click of the mouse and if you need to change the current version, the update will be applied immediately. Thus, many years of work on websites built with an older PHP version will not be in vain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which means that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will be using.

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

In case you have a website created in an older version of PHP and you’ve donated time and efforts to setting it up, plugging safety breaches and publishing web page content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since the vast majority of hosting suppliers these days support only the most recently introduced version of PHP and abandon the older ones. We, however, have decided to let you select the exact version that your websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any customizations or misspending time and effort struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also be able to select a different version for each website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.