PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used open-source web programming languages out there. Any website or app written in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language absolutely universal and it isn’t that surprising that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to develop a dynamic website with plenty of different features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will serve unique content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a particular website must be available on the web server in order for the site to work faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Website Hosting
With our Linux website hosting packages, you will be able to select which PHP version will be enabled for your account, since we support several versions. With as little as one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is published in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve developed through the years. In contrast with a lot of other web hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have done modifications to its source code to repair security breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to set a different version of PHP for each single site that you host in your shared account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click from our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the most recent PHP 8, we also offer 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the majority of hosting suppliers, but we believe that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to set up, since older script language syntax doesn’t inevitably imply safety vulnerabilities. On the contrary, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to pick a different version for each individual website within your account.