PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular multi-paradigm programming languages out there. Any site or Internet app based on PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it isn’t really that surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to create a responsive website with loads of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will show different web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the page URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a certain website must be activated on the web server so that the site can run properly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting

We’ve reached a decision not to prevent our current and future customers from picking what PHP version will be used by their sites, so in case you get a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to select between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account in general, but also for each domain name hosted by you. This can be accomplished with only one single click of the mouse from our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared hosting accounts are administered, which is the reason why you won’t need to possess any programming or technical expertise. You will be able to host websites built with both old and new PHP scripts without problems, so if you wish to drop your present web hosting vendor and move over to us, you can rest assured that all the sites that you’ve created through the years will continue to work faultlessly.

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

If you have a website built using an older version of PHP and you have dedicated time and effort towards developing it, filling security breaches and inserting web content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since most hosting companies nowadays support only the most recently introduced PHP version and drop the previous ones. We, however, have decided to allow you to select the exact version that your sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which implies that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any custom settings or frittering away time and energy trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The version can be changed through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you will also be able to select a different PHP version for each individual website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.