PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular general-purpose server-side coding languages available out there. Any website or Internet app written in PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it is no wonder that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic site with loads of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will serve different web content to each user even though the URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a given website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

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

We have made a conscious decision not to prevent our present and potential customers from selecting what PHP version their websites will use, which goes to say that if you order a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account in general, but also for each single domain name that you host. This can be accomplished with only one mouse click from our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared web hosting accounts are administered, which is the reason why you will not have to possess any technical or coding abilities. You’ll be able to host websites built with both old and new scripts without having to cope with any complications, so if you wish to change your present provider and switch over to us, you can rest assured that all the sites that you’ve set up throughout the years will continue to work faultlessly.

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

If you have a website created with an older PHP version and you have contributed time and effort into setting it up, repairing security holes and entering content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of hosting companies today support only the most recently launched version of PHP and abandon the previous ones. We, however, have decided to allow you to select the version that your sites need. Our semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any custom modifications or misspending time trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The current version can be changed through the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also have the ability to set a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.