PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used reflective programming languages that are available out there. Any website or app created in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is small wonder that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to build a dynamic website with a huge number of options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will show different web content to each visitor even though the page URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while building a specific website must be set up on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting package from us, you won’t ever have to ponder on whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, since different PHP versions are installed on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click of the mouse and in case you would like to change the current version, the new settings will take effect immediately. In this way, years of work on sites built with an older PHP version won’t be lost. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we are convinced 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
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service support multiple versions of PHP, which goes to say that you will be able to run all the Internet applications that you have created over the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each single semi-dedicated server account, will allow you to set the required version with a single click of the mouse. You can select between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. If you would like to host multiple sites in the same account and they have different requirements toward the hosting platform, you’ll be able to choose a different version for each of them regardless of which version has been selected for the account as a whole. That’s possible thanks to our in-house built cloud web hosting platform, which allows us to run several PHP versions simultaneously. By comparison, the vast majority of web hosting vendors typically offer one, maximum two versions.