PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous web programming languages available out there. Any site or web application built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it’s scarcely a surprise that there are a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to develop a dynamic serving site with a lot of options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display unique content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a particular website must be available on the server in order for the site to work faultlessly.

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

If you purchase a website hosting package from us, you won’t ever need to speculate over whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since different versions of PHP are supported on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click and if you would like to change the version, the update will take effect instantaneously. Thus, years of work on websites built with an older version will not go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we strongly consider that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your own sites.

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

Even in case your sites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click of the mouse via our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 8, we also offer 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. The latter has already been dropped by the great majority of web hosting suppliers, but we strongly deem that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to build, since older script language syntax doesn’t inevitably imply security gaps. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to select a different version for each individual site within the account.