PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular open-source scripting 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 installed, which renders the language truly universal and it’s hardly surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to set up a dynamic site with a huge number of options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will serve unique web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a given website must be set up on the server in order for the site to run properly.

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

In case you buy a shared hosting package from our company, you’ll never have to ponder on whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, since multiple versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one mouse click and if you’d like to change the version, the update will take effect straight away. In this way, 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 PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own websites will be using.

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

If you’ve got a website created with an earlier version of PHP and you’ve poured time and efforts into setting it up, plugging safety loopholes and inputting web content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of web hosting providers nowadays offer only the most recently introduced PHP version and remove the older ones. We, however, have decided to allow you to select the version that your own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which implies that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual tweaks or misspending time and effort attempting to make your websites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also be able to specify a different PHP version for each site that you host in your account using an .htaccess config file.