PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used general-purpose server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based application based on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it’s not really all that surprising that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to create a dynamic website with an abundance of options. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will show different content to each user regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a specific website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to run properly.

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

We have made a decision not to prevent our current and prospective clients from picking the PHP version that their websites will be using, which implies that if you buy a cloud web hosting package from us, you’ll be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account as a whole, but also for each single domain name that you host. This can be accomplished with just one single click of the mouse from our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all web hosting accounts are administered, which is why you will not need to possess any technical or programming expertise. You will be able to manage websites based on both new and old PHP-based scripts without hassle, so if you would like to abandon your current hosting vendor and switch over to us, you can be certain that all the websites that you have created throughout the years will continue to work faultlessly.

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

In case you’ve got a website built using a previous version of PHP and you’ve devoted time and energy to developing it, fixing safety holes and adding content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, since most hosting vendors these days support only the most recently introduced PHP version and give up the earlier versions. We, however, have decided to allow you to select the version that your own sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which means that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual tweaks or misspending time and effort attempting to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. The version can be changed through the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will apply to the entire account, but you will also have the ability to pick a different version of PHP for each individual website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess file.