PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous general-purpose server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web-based app built using PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it is scarcely a surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to develop a responsive site with a large number of options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will serve unique web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while creating a specific website must be configured on the web server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Web Hosting
If you get a web hosting plan from our company, you’ll never have to ponder whether or not your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, since different PHP versions are installed on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and if you’d like to change the current version, the new settings will take effect instantaneously. In this way, many years of work on websites created with an older version will not go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your very own sites.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a website created in a previous version of PHP and you’ve contributed time and efforts to setting it up, repairing security breaches and adding web content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since nearly all hosting companies nowadays offer only the most recent version of PHP and drop the older versions. We, however, have decided to let you select the exact version that your very own websites require. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which means that you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any manual tweaks or frittering away time and energy struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The current version can be changed through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to set a different version for each individual site that you host in your account using an .htaccess config file.