PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous multiparadigm programming languages out there. Any site or web app written in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it’s barely a surprise that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to set up an interactive site with a lot of features. A PHP-based social network, for example, will serve unique content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a specific website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to run correctly.

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

If you buy a cloud web hosting package from us, you won’t ever have to speculate if your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, as we support multiple PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one click and if you need to change the current version, the new settings will be applied instantly. In this way, years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP won’t go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we believe that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own websites will use.

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

In case you have a site built with an earlier PHP version and you have donated time and effort towards developing it, plugging security holes and posting page content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as nearly all web hosting providers nowadays support only the latest PHP version and remove the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to pick the version that your sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which implies that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any manual modifications or frittering away time and effort trying to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also have the ability to set a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess file.