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PHP and web hosting

Here you find answers to questions you might have about PHP and web hosting, like what PHP version to use and how to change advanced PHP settings.

How to switch PHP version?

You can easily switch PHP version for your web hosting account (look here what php versions are supported). To change the overall PHP version for your whole account, just follow these steps: Log in to the web hosting control panel here On the menu Advanced, click PHP settings Right beside Choose a PHP Version, choose[continue...]

Can I change the global php.ini settings?

Yes. To change the global php.ini for your web hosting environment, just follow this instruction: Log in to the web hosting control panel Go to File Manager Click the uplevel link until you reach the root level Click the sys folder Click the php4 or php5 folder, depending on what PHP version you are using[continue...]

What PHP versions are supported?

The PHP versions currently supported are: PHP 4, PHP5, PHP 5.3, PHP 5.4, PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0, PHP 7.1, PHP 7.2, PHP 7.3 and PHP 7.4. Read about how to switch PHP version »

Can I change PHP settings?

Yes. You can manage the way your PHP-based applications are handled and run by the web server by selecting what PHP version should be used » changing the default PHP settings by editing the file php.ini »

What is the difference between PHP 4 and PHP 5?

There are several differences in the configuration and in the way certain functions and expressions are handled. PHP 4 has a larger installed base at this point, but since PHP is a server side script, it will hardly affect the end user. PHP 5 is simply a newer release, which offers its own improvements and[continue...]

What is PHP?

PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (a Recursive Acronym) and is an open source scripting language, originally designed for producing dynamic web pages. PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. It generally runs on a web server, taking PHP code as its[continue...]