PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular reflective programming languages available out there. Any website or web-based application created with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language really universal and it is by no means unusual that there are a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to create a dynamic website with plenty of options. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will show different content to each user although the URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a particular website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
In case you order a shared hosting package from our company, you won’t ever have to ponder on whether or not your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, since we support different PHP versions for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click and if you want to change the version, the update will take effect instantly. In this way, years of work on sites created with an older PHP version will not go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we feel that you should be the one to select the version that your very own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your sites were built with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click via our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 8, we also support 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 dropped by the great majority of hosting providers, but we trust that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took years to develop, as older script language syntax doesn’t always equal safety breaches. Just the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the possibility to specify a different version of PHP for each single website within your account.