PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular programming languages out there. Any website or web-based app created in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it is barely surprising that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to create a responsive site with a myriad of features. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will serve unique content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL will be the same. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a certain website must be available on the server so that the site can run faultlessly.

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

With our cloud web hosting, you’ll be able to pick which version of PHP will be enabled for your web hosting account, since multiple versions are supported on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve set up over the years. In stark contrast with lots of other hosting companies, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it is insecure as you may have performed modifications to its source code to fix security holes. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each single site hosted in your shared web hosting account.

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

Even in case your sites were built with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse from our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides 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 dropped by the majority of web hosting companies, but we maintain that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to set up, since older script language syntax doesn’t always equal security weaknesses. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to pick a different PHP version for each individual website within your account.