PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous open-source programming languages out there. Any website or web app built with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s hardly a surprise that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to build a dynamic serving site with a ton of options. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will stay the same. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while building a particular website must be present on the web server so that the site can run faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting
If you order a shared web hosting plan from us, you won’t ever need to speculate about whether your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, since several versions of PHP are supported on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single mouse click and if you wish to change the current version, the update will take effect momentarily. In this way, many years of work on websites created with an older PHP version will not go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we consider that you should be the one to choose the version that your own sites will be using.