PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based app created with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not very unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to build an interactive site with numerous different features. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will show unique content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst building a specific website must be present on the server in order for the site to work correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers support different PHP versions, which implies that your sites will work without any problem even if your scripts are out of date. We realize that an old site doesn’t invariably equal an insecure one as you may have carried out lots of mods to its source code. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which one will be enabled for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with one single mouse click from your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied immediately. In case you wish to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain name of yours simultaneously.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support multiple versions of PHP, so you’ll be able to run all the web applications that you’ve created through the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated server account, will permit you to set the needed version with only one mouse click. You can choose between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. If you want to host multiple websites under the very same account and they have different requirements in connection with the web hosting environment, you’ll be able to specify a different PHP version for each and every one of them regardless of which version is enabled for the account as a whole. That’s possible owing to our custom-developed cloud platform, which allows us to run different versions of PHP all at the same time. In stark contrast, most hosting vendors usually support one, in exceptionally rare cases – two versions.