PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous open-source scripting languages out there. Any site or Internet application created in PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it is not really that surprising that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to build a dynamic serving website with plenty of different options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to work properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you purchase a cloud website hosting package from our company, you won’t ever have to speculate about whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as different versions of PHP are activated on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click and if you wish to change the current version, the update will take effect instantaneously. In this way, many years of work on sites built with an older PHP version will not go down the tubes. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to select the version that your own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a site built with a previous version of PHP and you’ve sacrificed time and effort in developing it, filling security gaps and inputting web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since nearly all web hosting suppliers these days support only the latest version of PHP and remove the previous versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to select the exact version that your websites require. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom modifications or wasting time and efforts trying to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. The version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you will also have the ability to select a different version of PHP for each site that you host in your account using an .htaccess config file.