PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous scripting languages that are available out there. Any site or web app created with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it isn’t very unusual that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to build a responsive site with a myriad of options. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will display unique content to each user although the page URL will remain the same. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a given website must be installed on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

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

If you get a shared hosting package from us, you’ll never need to speculate on whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as different PHP versions are installed on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click of the mouse and if you want to change the current version, the update will take effect instantly. In this way, many years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP won’t go down the tube. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we strongly maintain that you should be the one to select the version that your own websites will be using.

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

Even if your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the latest 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 the vast majority of hosting vendors, but we believe that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to create, since older programming language syntax does not necessarily suggest safety loopholes. Just the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the opportunity to choose a different version of PHP for each site within the account.