PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous open-source server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any site or app created using PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it is by no means surprising that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to create a dynamic serving site with a ton of options. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while setting up a specific website must be configured on the web server in order for the site to behave properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order a cloud web hosting package from our company, you’ll never need to speculate as to whether your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, since multiple PHP versions are enabled on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click and in case you’d like to change the version, the new settings will be applied instantaneously. In this way, many years of work on websites built with an older version of PHP will not be wasted. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we think that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your own sites.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a website built with a previous PHP version and you’ve committed time and energy toward developing it, filling safety gaps and entering page content, you’ll need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the majority of web hosts these days offer support only for the most recently introduced PHP version and drop the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to pick the version that your own websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which means that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any custom tweaks or misspending time and efforts attempting to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the version from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also be able to specify a different version for each individual site that you host in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.