PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular server-side programming languages out there. Any website or Internet application created with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it isn’t really that unusual that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to develop an interactive site with an abundance of options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will display different web content to each user although the URL will be the same. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst developing a given website must be set up on the web server so that the site can run correctly.

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

If you order a shared hosting package from our company, you will never have to speculate over whether your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, as we offer support for several PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the version, the update will take effect instantaneously. Thus, many years of work on websites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even allow 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 simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we strongly hold 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 if your sites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click from our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the latest 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 dropped by the majority of web hosts, but we strongly reckon that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to develop, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically imply security gaps. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also give you the opportunity to select a different version for each single website within the account.