PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular imperative programming languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet application built on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it is not at all unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to set up a responsive site with a multitude of options. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will serve different content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL won’t change. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a given website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to work properly.

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

In case you buy a cloud hosting plan from us, you will never need to ponder whether your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, as multiple PHP versions are installed on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click of the mouse and if you want to change the version, the update will take effect instantly. Thus, years of work on sites built with an older version of PHP will not be lost. 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 at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to choose the version that your own sites will use.

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

Even if your websites were built with an earlier PHP version, 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 enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. Besides 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 great majority of web hosting suppliers, but we deem that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to create, since older scripting language syntax does not invariably suggest safety flaws. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to specify a different version of PHP for each single website within your account.