PHP is amongst the most widely used general-purpose web programming languages. It’s highly popular because it is free software, which can be used to develop interactive sites like community sites, web stores or e-teaching sites as opposed to static HTML sites. A PHP module should be available on the server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘translated’. Because there are no license charges for this kind of module and the language itself offers unlimited options for the web-based apps that you develop, there are hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites. Furthermore, there’re a lot of PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any coding abilities. As there are a handful of versions of PHP, you need to check if the exact same version that you used whilst setting up your site is activated on the server as well.

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

If you get a hosting plan from us, you’ll never have to wonder if your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, as several versions of PHP are available on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and in case you need to change the current version, the new settings will be applied right away. Thus, many years of work on websites built with an older version won’t be lost. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we strongly hold that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your own websites.

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

Even if your sites were created with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to 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. The latter has already been dropped by the majority of web hosts, but we strongly feel that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to build, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t necessarily mean security weaknesses. On the contrary, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the possibility to select a different version of PHP for each individual site within your account.