PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used open-source server-side scripting languages available out there. Any website or app built using PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not a surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic serving site with a multitude of features. A PHP-based community website, for example, will serve different content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will not change. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a given website must be configured on the server so that the site can run correctly.

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

In case you purchase a web hosting package from us, you won’t ever have to speculate on whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as different PHP versions are installed on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click of the mouse and if you wish to change the current version, the new settings will take effect momentarily. Thus, years of work on sites built with an older version will not be wasted. Our web 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 at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast to them, we strongly consider that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will use.

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

Even in case your websites were built with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the newest 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 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 develop, since older script language syntax doesn’t invariably equal safety loopholes. On the contrary, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also offer you the opportunity to choose a different version of PHP for each individual website within your account.