PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used open-source server-side coding languages out there. Any site or web-based app written in PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it isn’t a huge surprise that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to set up a responsive site with tons of different features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will serve different content to each visitor even though the page URL won’t change. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a specific website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.

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

In case you buy a shared web hosting package from our company, you will never have to speculate as to whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since different versions of PHP are activated on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click and if you wish to change the version, the update will be applied right away. In this way, several years of work on sites built with an older version won’t go down the tubes. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we strongly think that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your very own sites.