PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used open-source server-side programming languages available out there. Any site or app created in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it is not all that unusual that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to set up a responsive site with numerous features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display different web content to each visitor although the URL will remain unchanged. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst building a given website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to run faultlessly.

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

If you buy a cloud website hosting plan from us, you’ll never need to ponder over whether or not your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, as we support different versions of PHP for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and in case you would like to change the version, the new settings will be applied instantly. Thus, years of work on websites built with an older PHP version will not be lost. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your own sites.

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

We’re strong in our opinion that several years spent developing a site shouldn’t go down the tube, so in case you order a semi-dedicated server from us, you will be able to use any script, regardless of whether it is old or new. In stark contrast with many hosting vendors, we support a number of different PHP versions on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform – 4, 5 and 7. Not only will you be able to activate the version that you need through your Hepsia Control Panel, but you’ll also have the possibility to specify a different PHP version for each website. The latter can be done simply by putting an .htaccess file within the given site’s root folder. You can change the current version both for a single website and for the whole account and the update will be applied in less than a couple of minutes. With our hosting services, you can be sure that you will never encounter any website compatibility obstacles.