PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular general-purpose programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web application built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it isn’t very unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to set up a dynamic website with an abundance of different features. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will serve different content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL won’t change. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a specific website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to run correctly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Website Hosting

If you buy a shared website hosting plan from us, you won’t ever need to speculate as to whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since we offer support for multiple PHP versions for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click of the mouse and in case you want to change the current version, the new settings will take effect momentarily. Thus, many years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP will not be in vain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast to them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to pick the version that your own sites will be using.