PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used scripting languages available out there. Any website or Internet application built with PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it is not surprising that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to set up a dynamic site with a plethora of options. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will serve unique content to each user regardless of the fact that the page URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a certain website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers support multiple versions of PHP, which means that you’ll be able to run all the web applications that you have developed through the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each single semi-dedicated server account, will permit you to activate the required version with one mouse click. You can select between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. In case you’d like to host multiple websites in one account and they have different requirements in relation to the web hosting environment, you will be able to choose a different version for each and every one of them irrespective of which version is enabled for the account itself. That’s achievable thanks to our custom-created cloud web hosting platform, which permits us to run several versions of PHP at the same time. In contrast, the vast majority of web hosting providers usually support one, in very rare cases – two versions.