PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used general-purpose web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or app built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not really a huge surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to develop a responsive website with heaps of features. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML websites 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 while setting up a specific website must be installed on the server in order for the site to behave correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Web Hosting
If you order a shared web hosting package from our company, you won’t ever have to wonder whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we offer several versions of PHP for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the version, the update will be applied right away. Thus, several years of work on sites built with an older version won’t be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we hold that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will use.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a website built using an earlier version of PHP and you have committed time and efforts toward developing it, patching safety holes and inputting content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, since the majority of web hosting companies these days offer support only for the most recent version of PHP and give up the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to choose the exact version that your own websites require. Our semi-dedicated servers 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 striving to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the current version 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 version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.