PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source scripting languages out there. Any site or web-based application built with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it is not really that surprising that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to build an interactive website with a multitude of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will serve unique web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a given website must be present on the server so that the site can run properly.

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

Our website hosting servers support several PHP versions, so your sites will run properly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We acknowledge the fact that an old site doesn’t automatically equal a vulnerable one as you may have carried out plenty of source code mods. That is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can pick which one will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with one single click of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will take effect straight away. If you want to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours at the same time.