PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used multi-paradigm programming languages out there. Any website or web-based application based on PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language truly universal and it’s not that unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to create a responsive site with many different features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will serve different content to each user even though the URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be available on the web server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

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

With our Linux cloud website hosting, you will be able to choose the version of PHP that will be active for your account, since different versions are available on our servers. With only one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is published in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have created over the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other hosting vendors, we won’t compel you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not mean that it’s insecure since you may have performed modifications to its source code to repair safety breaches. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each site hosted in your shared web hosting account.