PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly called PHP, is a popular scripting language, which is used to create dynamic sites with interactive elements like message boards, school websites or social networking sites. In contrast with static HTML-based websites, a PHP-driven site can display different web content to each user under the same page URL. Because of the fact that PHP-based Internet applications can be managed via a Control Panel tool, which you can log in to from any browser, you will not need to have any computer programming know-how or practical experience whatsoever in order to administer a PHP-driven website. The fact that 100s of millions of sites around the globe are created with PHP is an indication of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You only have to verify if the server on which your website is hosted supports the exact same PHP version as the one that you used whilst developing the site.

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

Our hosting servers support several PHP versions, which goes to say that your sites will work without any problems no matter if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We realize that an old website does not automatically equal a vulnerable one as you may have implemented a lot of code mods. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can pick which version will be active for your hosting account. You can change the version with one single mouse click inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect right away. If you’d like to run both newer and older scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each of your domains simultaneously.

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

Even in case your websites were created 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 simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse from our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to 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 web hosting vendors, but we think that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to build, as older programming language syntax does not invariably mean security holes. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to set a different version for each individual site within your account.