PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous class-based programming languages available out there. Any site or web-based app created in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not unusual that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to create a dynamic serving site with numerous options. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will be the same. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a specific website must be configured on the server in order for the site to behave correctly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers support different PHP versions, which suggests that your websites will work correctly even if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old website does not always imply an insecure one as you may have done lots of code mods. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can pick which one will be active for your web hosting account. The version can be changed with a single click of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will be applied right away. In case you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different version of PHP for each of your domains simultaneously.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a site created using an older version of PHP and you have committed time and effort toward setting it up, fixing security holes and appending content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as nearly all web hosting providers nowadays offer support only for the most recently launched version of PHP and remove the older versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to pick the exact version that your own websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which suggests that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual settings or misspending time and effort attempting to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire account, but you’ll also be able to select a different PHP version for each website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess file.