PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used multi-paradigm programming languages out there. Any website or web application written in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it isn’t really that surprising that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to build an interactive site with an abundance of different options. A PHP-based community website, for example, will show unique web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while building a given website must be configured on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.

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

With our Linux shared website hosting packages, you will be able to select which version of PHP will be enabled for your shared hosting account, since different versions are supported on our servers. With as little as one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is unveiled in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve created throughout the years. In stark contrast with many other web hosting vendors, we will not force you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have performed modifications to its source code to repair safety gaps. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to select a different PHP version for each website hosted in your web hosting account.