PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used general-purpose scripting languages available out there. Any site or app created using PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it is not really that surprising that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic serving website with loads of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will show unique web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL will be the same. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst developing a specific website must be present on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.

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

If you buy a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will never have to think about whether your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, since we offer multiple PHP versions for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one click and in case you would like to change the version, the update will be applied momentarily. Thus, years of work on sites built with an older version of PHP will not be wasted. Our hosting platform will even allow 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 web hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we deem that you should be the one to pick the version that your own websites will be using.

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

Even in case your websites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click from our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 8, we also offer support for 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 dropped by the vast majority of hosting suppliers, but we are strongly convinced that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to create, as older programming language syntax does not automatically mean security holes. On the contrary, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to set a different version for each individual site within the account.