PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used multi-paradigm programming languages out there. Any site or Internet application based on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s hardly a surprise that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it enables you to set up an interactive website with heaps of features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will serve different content to each user despite the fact that the URL will stay the same. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while creating a specific website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run correctly.

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

With our shared hosting, you will be able to pick which PHP version will be active for your shared account, since different versions are supported on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is introduced in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve created throughout the years. In contrast to a lot of other hosting vendors, we will not force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this does not automatically mean that it is insecure since you may have implemented modifications to its code to plug safety loopholes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to choose a different PHP version for each site that you host in your shared web hosting account.

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

If you have a website built using a previous PHP version and you have donated time and effort into developing it, filling safety breaches and adding content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, as nearly all hosting providers these days offer support only for the most recently unveiled version of PHP and abandon the previous versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you select the exact version that your very own sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom settings or misspending time and effort struggling to make your websites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the current version from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to specify a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess file.