PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular curly-bracket programming languages out there. Any site or web app created in PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it’s scarcely surprising that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to create a responsive website with lots of different features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display different content to each visitor even though the URL will be the same. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while setting up a certain website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to behave properly.

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

We’ve made the decision not to restrict our current and future clients from choosing the PHP version that their sites will use, so in case you purchase a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to select between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account itself, but also for each single domain name hosted by you. This can be done with just one single click of the mouse through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared hosting accounts are managed, which is why you won’t need to possess any technical or coding skills. You will be able to manage sites based on both old and new PHP scripts without problems, so if you decide to drop your present provider and switch over to us, you can be certain that all the websites that you’ve developed over the years will continue to run impeccably.

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

Even in case your websites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 8, we also support 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by most web hosts, but we reckon that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to create, as older programming language syntax does not automatically suggest security breaches. On the contrary, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to select a different version for each single site within your account.