PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used open-source scripting languages out there. Any site or web app built with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it isn’t that unusual that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to build a dynamic serving website with lots of options. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will show different content to each user irrespective of the fact that the page URL will not change. In contrast, HTML sites 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 whilst building a particular website must be set up on the server in order for the site to run faultlessly.

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

With our shared website hosting, you’ll be able to choose which PHP version will be active for your hosting account, as multiple versions are supported on our servers. With just one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is unveiled in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve created through the years. In stark contrast with lots of other hosting vendors, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it is vulnerable as you may have edited its code to fill safety loopholes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to choose a different PHP version for each single site that you host in your shared account.

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

In case you’ve got a website based on an older version of PHP and you have devoted time and effort into setting it up, repairing security breaches and publishing web page content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of web hosting companies nowadays offer support only for the most recently unveiled version of PHP and abandon the previous versions. We, however, have decided to let you pick the version that your websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any manual modifications or misspending time struggling to make your websites compatible with the hosting platform. The version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole account, but you will also be able to choose a different PHP version for each site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess config file.