PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used class-based programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web application built using PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not that surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic serving website with a huge number of options. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will show different content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a given website must be activated on the server so that the site can run correctly.

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

In case you have a website created in an older PHP version and you’ve poured in time and energy into setting it up, fixing security loopholes and inputting web content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as the majority of hosting vendors today offer support only for the most recently released PHP version and abandon the previous versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to pick the version that your websites need. Our semi-dedicated plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which implies that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual modifications or misspending time trying to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also have the ability to select a different version of PHP for each website that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess file.