PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used open-source server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet app created using PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it comes as little surprise that there are a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to set up an interactive site with a large number of features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will show different web content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will not change. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while developing a given website must be set up on the server in order for the site to run properly.

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

Our website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which suggests that your websites will run without any problems no matter if your PHP scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old website does not inevitably equal a vulnerable one as you may have done plenty of modifications to its source code. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which one will be active for your shared web hosting account. You can change the version with one single click of the mouse via your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied instantly. In case you would like to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours simultaneously.