PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous class-based programming languages available out there. Any website or application created with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s small wonder that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic website with many different features. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will show different content to each visitor although the URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while developing a particular website must be configured on the server in order for the site to work properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Hosting
With our Linux shared hosting, you’ll be able to pick which PHP version will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, since different versions are enabled on our servers. With as little as one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve created over the years. In stark contrast to lots of other web hosting vendors, we won’t force you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it is vulnerable as you may have done modifications to its source code to fix safety breaches. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to set a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your shared web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a website built using a previous PHP version and you have spent time and efforts setting it up, repairing safety breaches and publishing page content, you’ll need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the majority of web hosting providers today support only the most recently unveiled PHP version and give up the previous ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to choose the version that your websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which goes to say that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual settings or frittering away time and efforts striving to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the version through the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also have the ability to choose a different version for each site that you host in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.