PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source server-side scripting languages out there. Any website or app written in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it is by no means unusual that there are several million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to set up an interactive website with numerous options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor even though the URL won’t change. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a specific website must be present on the web server in order for the site to work properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting
With our shared web hosting, you’ll be able to select the version of PHP that will be enabled for your hosting account, as we offer support for different versions. With only one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is introduced in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you have built through the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other web hosting suppliers, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have done modifications to its source code to plug security holes. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each single site that you host in your shared account.