PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used programming languages available out there. Any website or app built using PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language really universal and it isn’t all that unusual that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to develop a responsive website with lots of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will serve different content to each user irrespective of the fact that the page URL will not change. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a given website must be available on the web server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

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

If you order a shared hosting package from us, you’ll never have to speculate over whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, as several PHP versions are activated on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single mouse click and if you want to change the current version, the new settings will be applied straight away. Thus, years of work on websites built with an older PHP version won’t be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to choose the version that your own sites will use.