PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used open-source server-side programming languages available out there. Any website or app built with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language really universal and it’s scarcely surprising that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to develop a dynamic site with a lot of options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display unique content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL will not change. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a given website must be present on the web server in order for the site to run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Website Hosting
We’ve made a conscious decision not to restrict our current and future customers from selecting what PHP version their websites will use, so if you purchase a shared website hosting plan from us, you will be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account in general, but also for each individual domain that you host. This can be done with only one click through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared accounts are administered, which is the reason why you will not need to have any technical or coding know-how. You will be able to run sites built with both new and old PHP scripts without having to cope with any obstructions, so if you wish to swap your current hosting vendor and switch over to us, you can rest assured that all the websites that you’ve developed through the years will continue to run correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a website created using an earlier version of PHP and you have devoted time and efforts toward setting it up, repairing safety loopholes and appending content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of web hosting vendors today offer only the newest PHP version and give up the previous versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to pick the exact version that your sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which implies that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom settings or frittering away time and effort struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also have the ability to pick a different PHP version for each individual site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess config file.