PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly referred to as PHP, is a popular open-source server-side scripting language, which is used to develop dynamic sites with interactive features like bulletin boards, online teaching portals or community portals. Unlike static HTML-based sites, a PHP website can show different content to each visitor under the same exact URL. Due to the fact that PHP-based web-based applications can be managed through a single Control Panel tool, which you can log in to from any browser, you won’t need to possess any coding skills or prior experience in order to administer a PHP-powered site. The fact that 100s of millions of sites all over the globe are created with PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You should only verify that the web server on which your site is hosted supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used while creating the site.

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

Our hosting servers support different PHP versions, which goes to say that your websites will run correctly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old site doesn’t invariably equal an insecure one as you may have performed a lot of code modifications. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which one will be active for your shared hosting account. You can change the version with just one click through your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will take effect straight away. If you wish to run both older and newer scripts, there is even an option to use a different PHP version for each of your domains at the same time.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse via our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Besides 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 abandoned by most hosting providers, but we strongly deem that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to build, since older programming language syntax doesn’t necessarily equal security holes. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also offer you the possibility to specify a different PHP version for each single website within your account.