PHP is amongst the most widely used general-purpose server-side scripting languages. It is highly popular because it is free software, which you can use to set up interactive websites such as community portals, online stores or online teaching websites as opposed to static HTML sites. A PHP module must be installed on the server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decrypted’. Because there are no license fees for this kind of module and the language offers endless possibilities for the web apps that you create, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites. Besides, there are many open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any coding skills. Since there’re several versions of PHP, you should make sure that the same version that you used whilst creating your website is installed on the web server too.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting
With our shared web hosting plans, you will be able to pick which version of PHP will be enabled for your hosting account, as multiple versions are supported on our servers. With just one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you have developed over the years. In contrast with a lot of other providers, we won’t compel you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it is insecure as you may have performed modifications to its code to fix security gaps. For your convenience, you will even be able to choose a different version of PHP for each individual site that you host in your shared web hosting account.