PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used web development languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based app based on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it is little surprising that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic serving website with many features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will display different web content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while setting up a particular website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run faultlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a site built on a previous version of PHP and you have devoted time and efforts to setting it up, patching safety gaps and inputting web content, you’ll need to find a hosting service that can support it, since almost all web hosting providers these days offer only the latest version of PHP and abandon the previous versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to pick the exact version that your sites need. Our semi-dedicated plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual settings or misspending time and energy trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. The version can be changed from the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire account, but you will also have the ability to select a different version of PHP for each website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.