PHP is among the most widely used open-source server-side coding languages. It’s quite popular because it is free software, which can be used to build interactive websites like community sites, online shops or e-teaching websites instead of static HTML sites. A PHP module must be installed on the server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘decrypted’. Since there aren’t any license taxes for this kind of module and the language provides endless possibilities for the apps that you develop, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP sites. Furthermore, there are heaps of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to possess any programming experience. Given the fact that there are a handful of PHP versions, you need to confirm if the very same version that you used whilst developing your website is available on the web server as well.

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

With our web hosting, you’ll be able to choose the PHP version that will be active for your shared hosting account, since multiple versions are installed on our servers. With as little as one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is launched in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve set up throughout the years. Unlike many other web hosting suppliers, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s insecure as you may have edited its source code to plug security loopholes. For your convenience, you will even be able to select a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your shared web hosting account.

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

Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll 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 enabled for your account with no more than one click from our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the most recent PHP 8, we also support 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 abandoned by most web hosts, but we consider that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took several years to develop, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t always suggest safety breaches. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the opportunity to pick a different version of PHP for each individual site within your account.