PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used interpreted programming languages out there. Any website or web application based on PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it’s little wonder that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to develop an interactive website with an enormous number of features. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will display different content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst developing a specific website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to run correctly.

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

If you get a website hosting package from us, you’ll never need to speculate about whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as multiple versions of PHP are available on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single mouse click and in case you’d like to change the version, the new settings will be applied instantaneously. In this way, years of work on websites built with an older version will not be lost. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we strongly consider that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own websites will use.

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

Even in case your websites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click via our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from 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 great majority of web hosting vendors, but we trust that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took years to build, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t invariably imply security weaknesses. Just the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to choose a different PHP version for each individual website within your account.