PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source server-side coding languages available out there. Any site or web-based app created using PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it’s by no means a surprise that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to create a dynamic serving site with an abundance of features. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will show different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while setting up a given website must be present on the server in order for the site to work faultlessly.

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

In case you purchase a shared hosting package from us, you won’t ever have to think about whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, as different PHP versions are available on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one mouse click and if you’d like to change the version, the update will be applied instantly. In this way, many years of work on websites built with an older PHP version will not be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your very own sites.

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

Even if your websites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click of the mouse from our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 8, we also support 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the vast majority of web hosting providers, but we are convinced that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to create, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t necessarily suggest security vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to specify a different PHP version for each individual site within your account.