PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used imperative programming languages available out there. Any site or Internet app built with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it is by no means unusual that there are a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to create an interactive website with plenty of different features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will show different content to each user regardless of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while setting up a particular website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to behave correctly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Website Hosting

In case you buy a website hosting package from us, you’ll never have to ponder over whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, since different PHP versions are activated on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single mouse click and in case you need to change the current version, the new settings will take effect momentarily. In this way, many years of work on sites built with an older version won’t be in vain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, so you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. Unlike them, we think that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your very own websites.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service support multiple versions of PHP, so you will be able to run all the Internet apps that you’ve built over the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated account, will allow you to enable the version that you need with one click. You can select between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. If you want to host multiple websites under the very same account and they have various requirements concerning the web hosting environment, you will be able to specify a different PHP version for each and every one of them irrespective of which version is selected for the account as a whole. That’s accomplishable thanks to our custom-built cloud web hosting platform, which permits us to run several versions of PHP all at once. In stark comparison, the majority of hosting vendors usually support one, in rare cases – two versions.