PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used open-source server-side scripting languages out there. Any site or web-based application created using PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it is not surprising that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to create a dynamic serving site with a huge number of features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display different content to each visitor although the URL will not change. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a particular website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to behave correctly.

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

Our cloud hosting servers support several PHP versions, which suggests that your websites will work properly no matter if your PHP scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old site does not always suggest an insecure one as you may have performed a lot of source code modifications. That is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which version will be enabled for your hosting account. You can change the version with a single mouse click through your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect right away. If you want to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain name of yours simultaneously.

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

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support multiple versions of PHP, which means that you’ll be able to run all the Internet applications that you’ve created through the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every account, will allow you to activate the required version with one single click. You can select between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. In case you would like to host multiple sites in one and the very same account and they have different requirements in reference to the hosting platform, you’ll be able to choose a different version for each of them irrespective of which version has been selected for the account as a whole. This is achievable owing to our custom cloud web hosting platform, which allows us to run multiple versions of PHP all at once. By comparison, the great majority of web hosting providers usually support one, in extremely rare cases – two versions.