PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular multi-paradigm programming languages that are available out there. Any site or application based on PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it is not a huge surprise that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to set up a dynamic serving site with a myriad of different options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will show unique web content to each user regardless of the fact that the URL will not change. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst building a certain website must be set up on the server so that the site can run flawlessly.

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

Our cloud hosting servers support several versions of PHP, so your websites will work correctly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We realize that an old site does not automatically equal an insecure one as you may have carried out plenty of mods to its source code. That is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can pick which version will be enabled for your shared hosting account. You can change the version with just one single click inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect momentarily. In case you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even an option to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names simultaneously.

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

If you have a site created in an older version of PHP and you’ve sacrificed time and effort in setting it up, plugging safety breaches and adding page content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of hosting vendors these days offer only the most recent version of PHP and remove the older versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to pick the version that your own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated service support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which implies that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any custom settings or frittering away time attempting to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. The current version can be changed from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also have the ability to pick a different version of PHP for each single website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.