PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used programming languages that are available out there. Any website or application created in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it isn’t very surprising that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to set up an interactive site with a plethora of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will show unique web content to each user even though the URL will be the same. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while developing a specific website must be set up on the web server so that the site can run correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Web Hosting
If you order a web hosting package from our company, you’ll never have to speculate on whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since different PHP versions are supported on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single mouse click and if you need to change the version, the new settings will be applied immediately. In this way, several years of work on websites built with an older version won’t be lost. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. Unlike them, we maintain that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your very own websites.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click of the mouse via our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 8, we also offer support for 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 abandoned by the majority of web hosting vendors, but we strongly deem that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to set up, since older programming language syntax does not inevitably imply security flaws. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to pick a different version of PHP for each site within your account.