PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous open-source server-side scripting languages available out there. Any website or web application created using PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it’s small wonder that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to build a dynamic site with heaps of options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will show different content to each user even though the page URL will be the same. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a certain website must be set up on the server in order for the site to run correctly.

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

In case you get a cloud website hosting package from us, you’ll never need to ponder over whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we offer support for different versions of PHP for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click of the mouse and in case you would like to change the version, the update will take effect right away. Thus, several years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP will not go down the tube. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly maintain that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will use.