PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous class-based programming languages available out there. Any site or Internet app created using PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it is not at all surprising that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to develop an interactive site with many different options. A PHP-based community website, for example, will show different web content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will remain unchanged. On the other hand, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while setting up a specific website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to run correctly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Hosting

We’ve made the decision not to prevent our present and potential customers from selecting the PHP version that their sites will be using, which suggests that if you purchase a hosting plan from us, you will be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account in general, but also for each individual domain hosted by you. This can be done with just one single click of the mouse from our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel via which all web hosting accounts are managed, so you won’t need any technical or coding abilities. You’ll be able to host websites based on both old and new PHP-based scripts without having to overcome any difficulties, so if you’d like to change your current web hosting provider and move over to us, you can be sure that all the websites that you’ve created over the years will continue to run perfectly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a site built with an older version of PHP and you have dedicated time and efforts to setting it up, filling safety gaps and inserting web content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, since the majority of hosting companies these days offer support only for the most recently launched PHP version and remove the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to let you pick the exact version that your sites need. Our semi-dedicated plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without losing any custom modifications or misspending time and energy struggling to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. The version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to choose a different version of PHP for each individual site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess config file.