PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web app built with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it is by no means surprising that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to create a dynamic website with loads of options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display different web content to each visitor although the page URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a particular website must be installed on the server so that the site can run faultlessly.

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

Our web hosting servers support several PHP versions, so your sites will run faultlessly even if your scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old website does not automatically suggest an insecure one as you may have carried out a lot of source code mods. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which version will be active for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with a single click of the mouse within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied instantaneously. If you would like to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each of your domains at the same time.