PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular reflective programming languages out there. Any site or application built with PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it is not unusual that there are a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to create an interactive website with many options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display unique content to each user in spite of the fact that the page URL will not change. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a specific 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 Shared Hosting
With our Linux shared hosting packages, you’ll be able to select the version of PHP that will be enabled for your account, since multiple versions are enabled on our servers. With as little as one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have created through the years. In contrast to many other web hosts, we won’t force you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have edited its code to fill security breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to specify a different PHP version for each website hosted in your shared hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were built with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse via our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the most recent PHP 8, we also offer 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. The latter has already been abandoned by the majority of web hosting vendors, but we think that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to create, as older script language syntax doesn’t necessarily suggest security weaknesses. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the opportunity to choose a different version for each single site within your account.