PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used class-based programming languages out there. Any website or web app based on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it is scarcely surprising that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic serving website with a vast number of options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will show unique web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a certain website must be set up on the server in order for the site to run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting
In case you get a shared web hosting package from our company, you’ll never have to wonder if your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as we offer support for multiple versions of PHP for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and if you’d like to change the current version, the new settings will be applied instantly. In this way, many years of work on websites built with an older version will not be wasted. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we deem that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your own websites.