PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used general-purpose server-side coding languages out there. Any site or web application written in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not at all unusual that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to develop an interactive site with loads of features. A PHP-based community website, for example, will serve different content to each user even though the page URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while building a particular website must be configured on the server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

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

In case you get a cloud hosting plan from our company, you will never have to ask yourself if your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, as we support several PHP versions for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one click of the mouse and if you wish to change the current version, the update will take effect instantly. In this way, many years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP will not go down the tube. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your own sites.

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

In case you’ve got a site created in an older version of PHP and you’ve dedicated time and energy towards setting it up, plugging security breaches and posting content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, since the great majority of web hosts these days offer only the newest PHP version and give up the earlier versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to select the exact version that your websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, so you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom modifications or frittering away time and energy trying to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole account, but you’ll also have the ability to pick a different PHP version for each website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.