PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used coding languages available out there. Any website or application built with PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not a huge surprise that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to develop an interactive website with a vast number of options. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will serve different content to each visitor although the URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a particular website must be configured on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Web Hosting
We’ve reached a decision not to prevent our present and future clients from picking what PHP version their sites will be using, so if you order a web hosting plan from us, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account in general, but also for each single domain that you host. This can be done with just one single mouse click from our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared hosting accounts are managed, which is the reason why you will not have to possess any coding or technical abilities. You’ll be able to host sites based on both new and old PHP-based scripts without having to deal with any predicaments, so if you decide to leave your present hosting vendor and switch over to us, you can rest assured that all the websites that you have created over the years will continue to work faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a site created with an earlier PHP version and you’ve committed time and effort towards developing it, patching security breaches and inserting content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of hosting companies today support only the most recently released PHP version and give up the previous ones. We, however, have decided to let you select the exact version that your websites need. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom settings or wasting time and effort struggling to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. The version can be changed via the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole account, but you’ll also be able to specify a different PHP version for each website hosted in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.