PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular reflective programming languages available out there. Any site or web-based app created in PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s not that unusual that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to create a dynamic site with plenty of options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst building a certain website must be available on the server so that the site can run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting servers support several PHP versions, which implies that your sites will work flawlessly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We acknowledge the fact that an old site doesn’t inevitably suggest an insecure one as you may have carried out plenty of modifications to its source code. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can decide which version will be active for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with only one single click of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect right away. In case you would like to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours simultaneously.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a site built with a previous PHP version and you’ve devoted time and efforts towards developing it, fixing security loopholes and publishing web page content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, since most web hosting suppliers today offer only the most recently introduced PHP version and remove the earlier versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you pick the version that your very own sites need. Our semi-dedicated hosting services support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which means that you will be able to run both older and newer scripts without losing any manual modifications or wasting time and effort struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. The current version can be changed through the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you will also have the ability to set a different PHP version for each individual website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess file.