PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet app created with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it’s little surprising that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to set up an interactive website with a lot of different features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will serve unique web content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a given website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Hosting
We’ve made the decision not to restrict our current and potential clients from choosing what PHP version their websites will use, which implies that in case you purchase a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to select between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account as a whole, but also for each domain name hosted by you. This can be accomplished with only one mouse click through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared web hosting accounts are administered, which is the reason why you won’t need any technical or coding knowledge. You will be able to run websites based on both old and new PHP-based scripts without any problem, so if you decide to swap your current hosting supplier and switch over to us, you can rest assured that all the sites that you have developed through the years will continue to run correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even in case your websites were created with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click via our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the newest PHP 8, we also offer 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. The latter has already been abandoned by the majority of web hosting companies, but we believe that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to develop, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t always mean security breaches. On the contrary, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to pick a different PHP version for each site within the account.