PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used general-purpose server-side coding languages out there. Any site or application built on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is by no means surprising that there are 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 of the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic serving site with tons of different options. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will serve different content to each user in spite of the fact that the page URL will remain the same. On the other hand, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst building a particular website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Website Hosting
We’ve decided not to restrict our present and future customers from choosing what PHP version their sites will use, which goes to say that in case you purchase a website hosting plan from us, you will be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account as a whole, but also for each domain that you host. This can be accomplished with only one mouse click through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared web hosting accounts are managed, so you won’t have to possess any technical or programming skills. You’ll be able to manage websites built with both old and new scripts without having to overcome any problems, so if you wish to swap your current web host and migrate over to us, you can rest assured that all the sites that you’ve developed throughout the years will continue to run correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were built with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse from our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 8, we also offer support for 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, which has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting providers, but we believe that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to create, as older programming language syntax does not inevitably mean safety gaps. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to set a different version for each single site within the account.