PHP is among the most widely used web development languages. It is exceptionally popular because it is free software, which can be used to create interactive websites like community websites, online stores or e-learning sites instead of static HTML-based sites. A PHP module should be present on the server where a PHP website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decrypted’. As there are no license fees for this type of module and the language itself offers limitless options for the web-based apps that you set up, there are hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites. Moreover, there are lots of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without the need to possess any programming capabilities. As there’re a couple of versions of PHP, you have to check whether the exact same version that you used whilst building your website is activated on the web server as well.

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

In case you purchase a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you will never have to speculate as to whether your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, since we support several versions of PHP for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one click and if you wish to change the version, the new settings will take effect immediately. In this way, many years of work on websites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we trust that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your very own websites.

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

Even in case your websites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click through our custom 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 abandoned by the vast majority of hosting companies, but we strongly feel that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to build, since older programming language syntax doesn’t necessarily suggest safety loopholes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to select a different PHP version for each single site within your account.