PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used multi-paradigm programming languages available out there. Any website or app built using PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not really a huge surprise that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s 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 an interactive website with an immense number of features. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will show unique content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL will remain unchanged. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a given website must be present on the web server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting

With our shared plans, you’ll be able to select the version of PHP that will be enabled for your web hosting account, as several versions are activated on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is unveiled in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you’ve created through the years. In stark contrast with many other hosting companies, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not mean that it’s insecure since you may have done modifications to its source code to repair security holes. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to choose a different version of PHP for each single website hosted in your shared account.