PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used object-oriented programming languages out there. Any site or web-based app created using PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it’s by no means a surprise that there are several million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to create a dynamic website with a multitude of different options. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will show unique web content to each visitor although the page URL will not change. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while building a given website must be present on the web server so that the site can run correctly.

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

With our Linux cloud hosting, you’ll be able to pick which PHP version will be active for your shared hosting account, since different versions are supported on our servers. With as little as one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is released in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you have set up over the years. In contrast with lots of other web hosts, we will not compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it is insecure since you may have tweaked its code to plug safety holes. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to set a different PHP version for each site that you host in your hosting account.

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

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support multiple PHP versions, which suggests that you’ll be able to use all the web applications that you have developed throughout the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each single semi-dedicated account, will allow you to enable the required version with a single click of the mouse. You can select between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. If you would like to host multiple sites in one account and they have distinctive requirements regarding the web hosting platform, you’ll be able to specify a different PHP version for each one of them regardless of which version is enabled for the account as a whole. This is accomplishable thanks to our in-house created cloud web hosting platform, which permits us to run multiple PHP versions at once. In stark contrast, the vast majority of web hosting companies typically offer one, rarely two versions.