PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used class-based programming languages out there. Any site or web application built with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s not all that unusual that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to create a dynamic website with a plethora of options. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will display different content to each user despite the fact that the page URL will remain the same. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while developing a particular website must be available on the server so that the site can run flawlessly.

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

With our Linux shared hosting, you’ll be able to choose the PHP version that will be active for your account, since different versions are available on our servers. With just one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have created through the years. In stark contrast with lots of other hosting suppliers, we will not force you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it is vulnerable since you may have performed modifications to its source code to prevent security holes. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to set a different version of PHP for each single site hosted in your shared web hosting account.

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

If you’ve got a site built on an older PHP version and you’ve poured time and energy into setting it up, fixing security loopholes and inputting web content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all hosting companies these days support only the most recently unveiled version of PHP and give up the earlier versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to select the version that your websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which implies that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual settings or frittering away time and effort trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. The version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to select a different PHP version for each individual website that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.