PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used interpreted programming languages available out there. Any website or web app built on PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it is by no means surprising that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to build a responsive website with a plethora of different options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will show different content to each visitor although the page URL will not change. On the other hand, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages 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 given website must be set up on the server so that the site can run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Web Hosting
We have made a conscious decision not to restrict our current and future customers from selecting what PHP version their sites will be using, which goes to say that in case you get a shared web hosting package from our company, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account in general, but also for each individual domain name hosted by you. This can be accomplished with only one single mouse click from our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all hosting accounts are administered, which is the reason why you will not need to possess any technical or coding know-how. You’ll be able to host websites based on both new and old PHP-based scripts without having to cope with any predicaments, so if you want to change your current hosting services provider and migrate over to us, you can be sure that all the sites that you’ve set up throughout the years will continue to work impeccably.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a site created with a previous PHP version and you’ve contributed time and efforts into developing it, plugging security breaches and appending web content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, since almost all hosting companies today offer only the most recently unveiled PHP version and give up the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to let you pick the exact version that your sites require. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which suggests that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any customizations or wasting time striving to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you will also have the ability to set a different PHP version for each individual site that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess file.