PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used open-source web programming languages out there. Any site or Internet app created in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it’s not a big surprise that there are actually several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic site with lots of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will show unique web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will remain the same. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be available on the web server in order for the site to run flawlessly.

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

If you purchase a hosting package from our company, you will never need to ponder if your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we offer several PHP versions for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click and in case you wish to change the current version, the update will be applied instantaneously. In this way, years of work on websites built with an older version will not go down the tubes. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In stark contrast to them, we think that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your very own websites.

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

Even in case 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 multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click via our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Other than 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 dropped by the vast majority of hosting providers, but we maintain that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to build, since older scripting language syntax does not inevitably mean security gaps. On the contrary, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also offer you the opportunity to specify a different PHP version for each site within your account.