PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used general-purpose web programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web-based application written in 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 no surprise that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to set up a responsive site with a ton of different features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will show different web content to each user even though the URL will stay the same. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a particular website must be activated on the server so that the site can run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Hosting
We’ve made a decision not to restrict our current and potential customers from picking the PHP version that their sites will be using, so if you purchase a shared hosting package from us, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account itself, but also for each individual domain name that you host. This can be done with only one click from our custom Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared web hosting accounts are administered, so you won’t need to possess any technical or coding experience. You will be able to host sites based on both new and old scripts without having to deal with any complications, so if you’d like to abandon your current web hosting services provider and move over to us, you can be sure that all the websites that you have created through the years will continue to run perfectly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a website built with a previous PHP version and you have donated time and effort into setting it up, plugging safety gaps and inputting web content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the majority of web hosting companies these days offer support only for the most recently released PHP version and give up the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to select the version that your websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which implies that you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual settings or wasting time striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. The version can be changed from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to specify a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.