PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used open-source scripting languages out there. Any site or Internet app built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it isn’t surprising that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic site with loads of different features. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will show different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a certain website must be present on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
Our cloud website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which goes to say that your websites will run properly even if your scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old site doesn’t always imply a vulnerable one as you may have carried out lots of source code modifications. That’s why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which one will be enabled for your web hosting account. The version can be changed with one single mouse click through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect straight away. If you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain of yours at the same time.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the newest 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 vast majority of web hosting vendors, but we deem that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to create, as older script language syntax does not necessarily mean security holes. Just the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the possibility to choose a different version of PHP for each single site within the account.