PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used open-source scripting languages available out there. Any website or Internet application built with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s hardly surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to build a dynamic site with a multitude of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will show different content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while setting up a given website must be enabled on the server so that the site can run properly.

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

With our Linux cloud hosting, you will be able to pick the PHP version that will be active for your shared account, as we support multiple versions. With only one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you have set up throughout the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not automatically mean that it is vulnerable as you may have implemented modifications to its source code to prevent security loopholes. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to set a different version of PHP for each single site that you host in your web hosting account.

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

Even if your sites 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 of them can be activated for your account with just one click through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the newest 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. The latter has already been dropped by the majority of web hosting companies, but we strongly reckon that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to build, since older scripting language syntax does not automatically imply security loopholes. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to select a different version of PHP for each individual site within your account.