PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used general-purpose server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any website or web app based on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it’s scarcely a surprise that there are several million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic serving site with plenty of different options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will display different web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst creating a given website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to run faultlessly.

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

With our shared website hosting, you will be able to pick which version of PHP will be active for your account, since different versions are enabled on our servers. With just one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is introduced in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have created over the years. In contrast to lots of other companies, we won’t compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is insecure since you may have done modifications to its code to fix security breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your shared account.