PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source server-side scripting languages available out there. Any website or Internet app written in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it comes as no surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to create a responsive site with plenty of options. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will show different content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while developing a particular website must be installed on the server in order for the site to work faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Web Hosting
In case you purchase a web hosting plan from our company, you’ll never have to speculate over whether or not your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, since multiple versions of PHP are activated on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single mouse click and in case you’d like to change the version, the update will take effect straight away. Thus, 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 hosted in your account, which means that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we strongly trust that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a website built with a previous PHP version and you have put in time and energy into developing it, plugging safety breaches and embedding web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of hosting providers these days offer support only for the latest version of PHP and drop the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you choose the version that your websites require. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which suggests that you will be able to run both older and newer scripts without losing any custom modifications or wasting time striving to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. The version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire account, but you will also be able to pick a different PHP version for each single website hosted in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.