PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular imperative programming languages available out there. Any site or web-based application created using PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language really universal and it’s not very unusual that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to create a responsive website with a lot of different features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will show unique web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a certain website must be activated on the server in order for the site to run properly.

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

If you buy a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you’ll never need to worry about whether your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, since we support different PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click and if you’d like to change the version, the update will take effect momentarily. In this way, several years of work on sites built with an older version of PHP will not be lost. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, so you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. Unlike them, we strongly maintain that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your own sites.

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

If you have a website created with an older PHP version and you’ve dedicated time and efforts toward developing it, patching security gaps and embedding web page content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all hosting companies nowadays support only the newest PHP version and give up the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to let you choose the version that your own sites require. Our semi-dedicated service support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any customizations or frittering away time and efforts trying to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the version through the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will apply to the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also be able to specify a different version of PHP for each site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.