PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also known as PHP, is a famous open-source server-side programming language, which is used to build dynamic websites with interactive features such as discussion boards, online learning sites or community web portals. In comparison with static HTML sites, a PHP-powered site can display different web content to each visitor under the very same page URL. Since PHP-based applications can be managed via one Control Panel tool, which you can log into from any online browser, you won’t need to have any coding experience or prior experience whatsoever to administer a PHP-powered website. The fact that 100s of millions of sites worldwide are built using PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You must only verify whether the server where you host your site supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst developing the site.

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

With our hosting, you will be able to choose which version of PHP will be enabled for your shared account, as we offer support for several versions. With only one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is published in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve set up throughout the years. In contrast to many other web hosting vendors, we will not force you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it’s insecure since you may have tweaked its source code to plug safety holes. For your convenience, you will even be able to set a different version of PHP for each single site that you host in your shared web hosting account.

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

Even if your websites were created with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the most recent 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, which has already been abandoned by the majority of hosting suppliers, but we strongly maintain that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to create, as older script language syntax does not necessarily suggest security vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also provide you with the opportunity to pick a different PHP version for each site within your account.