PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular general-purpose programming languages available out there. Any website or Internet app built on PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not really a surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to set up a responsive website with a myriad of options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will show different web content to each user even though the page URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst creating a specific website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Website Hosting
We have made a decision not to prevent our present and future customers from choosing what PHP version their sites will use, which implies that if you buy a shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account itself, but also for each single domain name hosted by you. This can be accomplished with only one single mouse click from our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared accounts are administered, which is why you won’t need to possess any coding or technical skills. You’ll be able to host websites based on both old and new PHP-based scripts without having to deal with any difficulties, so if you wish to change your present hosting supplier and move over to us, you can rest assured that all the sites that you have built over the years will continue to run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a site built on an earlier version of PHP and you have dedicated time and energy into setting it up, fixing safety holes and adding web content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of web hosting companies nowadays offer support only for the most recently launched PHP version and give up the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to choose the version that your sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any manual tweaks or frittering away time and energy 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 whole account, but you’ll also have the ability to pick a different version for each site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess file.