PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular scripting languages out there. Any site or application based on PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not at all unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to set up an interactive site with heaps of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will show different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will be the same. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a given website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

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

Our cloud hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which means that your sites will run faultlessly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We know that an old site does not inevitably equal an insecure one as you may have done a lot of source code mods. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which one will be enabled for your web hosting account. You can change the version with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied right away. If you want to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours simultaneously.

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

In case you’ve got a website built with a previous PHP version and you’ve dedicated time and energy in developing it, plugging safety holes and posting web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as nearly all web hosting vendors today offer support only for the most recently launched version of PHP and abandon the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to allow you to pick the version that your own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which means that you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without losing any custom tweaks or wasting time trying to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole account, but you’ll also have the ability to select a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.