PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular scripting languages available out there. Any website or app built with PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is little wonder that there are a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to build an interactive website with loads of options. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will show unique content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst building a certain website must be activated on the server in order for the site to behave properly.

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

In case you purchase a cloud hosting package from us, you will never need to ponder over whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as we support different PHP versions for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one mouse click and if you would like to change the current version, the update will be applied immediately. In this way, many years of work on sites built with an older PHP version will not go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we trust that you should be the one to select the version that your very own sites will use.

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

Even if your websites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running at the same time on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse from our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the newest PHP 8, we also offer support for 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 abandoned by the majority of hosting suppliers, but we consider that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took several years to develop, as older scripting language syntax does not invariably suggest security loopholes. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained site 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 select a different version of PHP for each single website within your account.