PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used open-source scripting languages out there. Any website or web app built using PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it’s scarcely a surprise that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to set up a responsive website with a multitude of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will display different web content to each visitor even though the page URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while setting up a certain website must be available on the server in order for the site to run faultlessly.

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

We have made the decision not to prevent our current and prospective clients from selecting the PHP version that their sites will be using, which goes to say that in case you get a website hosting package from us, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account in general, but also for each single domain name hosted by you. This can be accomplished with only one single mouse click from our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel via which all web hosting accounts are managed, so you will not need any technical or coding experience. You will be able to host websites built with both old and new PHP scripts without having to overcome any predicaments, so if you’d like to abandon your current web hosting vendor and move over to us, you can rest assured that all the websites that you have set up throughout the years will continue to work properly.

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

In case you’ve got a website built using an older version of PHP and you have contributed time and efforts toward setting it up, plugging security gaps and posting web page content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, as nearly all web hosts nowadays offer support only for the most recent PHP version and abandon the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to choose the version that your own sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any customizations or misspending time and efforts struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The current version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to pick a different version for each single site that you host in your account using an .htaccess file.