PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used imperative programming languages out there. Any site or web application built on PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it is not at all surprising that there are a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to create an interactive site with many different options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will display unique content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay the same. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to behave correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
We’ve decided not to prevent our current and future clients from picking what PHP version their sites will be using, which goes to say that if you order a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account as a whole, but also for each domain name hosted by you. This can be done with just one click from our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel via which all web hosting accounts are managed, which is why you will not have to possess any coding or technical expertise. You’ll be able to run websites built with both old and new PHP-based scripts without having to cope with any impediments, so if you decide to abandon your current hosting supplier and switch over to us, you can be certain that all the websites that you have built over the years will continue to run impeccably.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your websites were built with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the latest PHP 8, we also offer support for 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, which has already been dropped by most hosting companies, but we hold that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to create, since older programming language syntax does not inevitably equal safety loopholes. Just the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also provide you with the opportunity to set a different version of PHP for each individual site within your account.