PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used interpreted programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web application based on PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not surprising that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to develop a responsive site with numerous options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will display different content to each visitor although the URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a given website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to work properly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Hosting

In case you order a shared hosting package from us, you will never need to question yourself on whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since different PHP versions are installed on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single click of the mouse and in case you need to change the current version, the update will be applied momentarily. Thus, many years of work on websites built with an older version won’t be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we reckon that you should be the one to select the version that your very own sites will use.

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

In case you have a website built on an older version of PHP and you’ve devoted time and energy to developing it, plugging safety breaches and appending content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as the majority of web hosting providers nowadays offer support only for the most recently released version of PHP and abandon the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to select the version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which means that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual modifications or misspending time and effort attempting to make your websites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the current version through the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to pick a different version of PHP for each individual site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess file.