PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or app written in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it is not very unusual that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic serving site with heaps of different options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will display unique content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while building a given website must be available on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.

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

With our Linux shared hosting, you’ll be able to select which version of PHP will be enabled for your web hosting account, since we offer support for multiple versions. With just one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is launched in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve developed throughout the years. In contrast with a lot of other hosting vendors, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it is insecure since you may have carried out modifications to its code to plug safety loopholes. For your convenience, you will even be able to set a different PHP version for each site that you host in your shared account.

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

In case you’ve got a site created in a previous PHP version and you’ve devoted time and energy into setting it up, filling safety holes and embedding web content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of web hosting providers these days offer only the most recent version of PHP and abandon the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to select the version that your very own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any customizations or frittering away time and efforts trying to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. The current version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to choose a different version of PHP for each individual website hosted in your account using an .htaccess file.