PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based app written in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it isn’t really that surprising that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to build a responsive site with loads of different options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will serve unique content to each visitor although the URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up 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 Shared Website Hosting
With our shared website hosting, you’ll be able to select the version of PHP that will be active for your web hosting account, as we offer support for multiple versions. With as little as one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you have developed throughout the years. Unlike lots of other hosting companies, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not necessarily mean that it is insecure as you may have modified its source code to repair safety gaps. For your convenience, you will even be able to select a different version of PHP for each website hosted in your web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a site built on an earlier version of PHP and you have contributed time and effort toward developing it, fixing security gaps and adding web content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since the vast majority of hosting vendors nowadays support only the most recently unveiled PHP version and abandon the older versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to select the version that your websites require. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which goes to say that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom modifications or frittering away time and efforts trying to make your websites compatible with the hosting platform. The version can be changed from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole account, but you will also have the ability to choose a different PHP version for each single site that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.