PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly known as PHP, is a famous general-purpose server-side coding language, which is used to develop dynamic websites with interactive elements such as discussion forums, e-teaching websites or community web portals. In stark contrast to static HTML sites, a PHP-driven site can show unique content to each user under the same URL. Given the fact that PHP-based web-based apps can be managed through one single Control Panel, which you can log in to using any online browser, you will not have to possess any programming know-how or past experience whatsoever in order to run a PHP-powered website. The fact that 100s of millions of websites worldwide are based on PHP is an indication of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You must only ensure that the web server where you host your site supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst building the website.

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

With our Linux shared web hosting, you will be able to choose the version of PHP that will be active for your hosting account, as different versions are activated on our servers. With just one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is launched in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you have built throughout the years. Unlike lots of other hosting suppliers, we will not compel you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is vulnerable as you may have done modifications to its code to patch security holes. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your account.

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

Even in case your sites were built with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click of the mouse through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the most recent 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, which has already been dropped by most web hosts, but we strongly think that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to build, as older programming language syntax does not necessarily imply security loopholes. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to choose a different version for each single site within your account.