PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous open-source web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web app created using PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not 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 it enables you to develop a dynamic serving site with lots of different options. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will display different content to each user even though the URL will be the same. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while setting up a given website must be present on the web server in order for the site to run faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
We’ve reached a decision not to prevent our current and potential customers from picking what PHP version their websites will use, which suggests that in case you purchase a cloud website hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account in general, but also for each single domain name hosted by you. This can be accomplished with only one click of the mouse through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all accounts are managed, which is why you will not need to have any technical or coding expertise. You’ll be able to host websites built with both new and old scripts without having to deal with any obstacles, so if you’d like to change your present hosting services provider and migrate over to us, you can rest assured that all the websites that you’ve set up over the years will continue to work properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your sites were built with an earlier version of PHP, 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 semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click from our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the latest 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. The latter has already been abandoned by the majority of web hosting providers, but we think that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to set up, since older script language syntax doesn’t inevitably mean security weaknesses. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also offer you the possibility to select a different PHP version for each site within the account.