PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly known as PHP, is a popular web programming language, which is used to create dynamic sites with interactive features such as discussion forums, online learning websites or community sites. In comparison with static HTML-based websites, a PHP website can display unique web content to each visitor under the same exact page URL. Because of the fact that PHP-based Internet apps can be managed via a Control Panel tool, which you can log in to from any browser, you will not need to possess any programming abilities or prior experience to administer a PHP site. The fact that 100s of millions of websites all over the world are built using PHP is an indication of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You only ought to make sure that the server on which your site is hosted supports the exact same PHP version as the one that you used while creating the site.

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

Our website hosting servers support different PHP versions, which implies that your sites will work correctly even if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old website does not automatically equal a vulnerable one as you may have implemented a lot of code modifications. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which version will be active for your shared web hosting account. You can change the version with one click from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will take effect straight away. In case you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours at the same time.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click via our in-house created 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 most hosting vendors, but we strongly trust that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to develop, since older programming language syntax doesn’t inevitably imply security vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also give you the opportunity to pick a different version for each website within the account.