PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used general-purpose server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any site or application created using PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it’s not that unusual that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic website with many options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will show unique web content to each user in spite of the fact that the page URL will stay the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a particular website must be configured on the server in order for the site to behave correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which goes to say that your sites will work correctly no matter if your scripts are out of date. We know that an old site doesn’t inevitably imply a vulnerable one as you may have carried out lots of mods to its code. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can pick which one will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with a single click of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied right away. If you want to run both newer and older scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each of your domains at the same time.