PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source server-side programming languages out there. Any site or Internet application created in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is not unusual that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to build a dynamic serving website with a lot of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will serve unique web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the page URL will be the same. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a certain website must be activated on the server in order for the site to work properly.

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

In case you purchase a shared website hosting package from us, you will never need to ponder over whether your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, since we offer several PHP versions for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and if you want to change the version, the new settings will take effect immediately. In this way, many years of work on websites created with an older version won’t be wasted. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which means that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In stark contrast to them, we believe that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will be using.

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

Even if your sites were built with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click via our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from 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 dropped by most web hosts, but we strongly feel that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to set up, as older programming language syntax does not always suggest safety flaws. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to choose a different version for each individual site within the account.