PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular interpreted programming languages out there. Any website or web application built using PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it isn’t really all that surprising that there are a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to set up a dynamic site with an immense number of features. A PHP-based social network, for example, will display unique web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a certain website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which goes to say that your websites will run without any problems no matter if your PHP scripts are outdated. We know that an old site does not necessarily equal a vulnerable one as you may have done plenty of modifications to its code. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which one will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with a single mouse click via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect momentarily. If you’d like to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours at the same time.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated plans support multiple versions of PHP, which suggests that you will be able to run all the web apps that you’ve created through the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every single account, will allow you to set the required version with just one click of the mouse. You can select between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. In case you wish to host multiple sites under the same account and they have distinctive requirements with regards to the hosting platform, you will be able to choose a different PHP version for each of them irrespective of which version is enabled for the account as a whole. This is achievable thanks to our custom cloud hosting platform, which permits us to run several versions of PHP at once. In contrast, the great majority of hosting suppliers usually support one, maximum two versions.