PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used general-purpose web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web application created with PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it is barely surprising that there are actually several million 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 allows you to build a dynamic serving website with an abundance of features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display different content to each user despite the fact that the page URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while developing a particular website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to run correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Hosting
With our cloud plans, you’ll be able to select the version of PHP that will be enabled for your hosting account, as we offer support for different versions. With as little as one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is released in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you have built over the years. In contrast to many other providers, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not necessarily mean that it is vulnerable since you may have edited its code to repair security breaches. For your convenience, you will even be able to select a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your shared web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click via our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the most recent PHP 8, we also support 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most hosting vendors, but we strongly deem that you should not be forced to modify a site that took years to build, since older programming language syntax doesn’t always suggest security vulnerabilities. On the contrary, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to choose a different version of PHP for each single website within your account.