PHP is among the most widely used general-purpose scripting languages. It is highly popular as it’s free software, which can be used to build interactive websites like community portals, online shops or e-learning sites rather than static HTML sites. A PHP module should be available on the server where a PHP website is hosted so that its source code can be interpreted. Because there aren’t any license charges for this kind of module and the language itself provides innumerable possibilities for the web applications that you develop, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites. Plus, there’re an immense number of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to possess any programming know-how. As there’re a few PHP versions, you must verify that the same version that you used whilst creating your site is available on the server too.

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

In case you buy a cloud hosting package from us, you will never need to ponder whether or not your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, as different PHP versions are available on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one mouse click and in case you need to change the current version, the update will take effect momentarily. Thus, several years of work on websites built with an older PHP version will not be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your own sites.

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

Even in case your sites were built with an older 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 servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click of the mouse from our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from 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 dropped by the great majority of hosting suppliers, but we strongly hold that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to set up, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t inevitably mean security flaws. Just the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to pick a different version of PHP for each site within the account.