PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous curly-brace programming languages out there. Any site or web-based app built with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s by no means unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to set up a responsive website with lots of different options. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will show unique content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst creating a specific website must be configured on the server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which implies that your websites will run without any problem even if your scripts are out of date. We acknowledge the fact that an old website doesn’t always equal a vulnerable one as you may have done plenty of mods to its code. That is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which version will be active for your shared web hosting account. You can change the version with only one mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect right away. If you want to run both newer and older scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names simultaneously.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a site created with an older version of PHP and you’ve invested time and effort in developing it, repairing security loopholes and inputting page content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, since almost all hosting companies these days offer support only for the most recently unveiled version of PHP and drop the previous versions. We, however, have decided to let you select the version that your websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which implies that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any customizations or frittering away time and energy striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the current version from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to specify a different version of PHP for each site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.