PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular open-source scripting languages out there. Any site or web-based application created with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it’s no wonder that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to develop a dynamic serving site with tons of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will show different web content to each visitor even though the page URL will remain unchanged. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a certain website must be present on the server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

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

In case you get a hosting package from our company, you will never need to speculate whether your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, since we support different versions of PHP for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one mouse click and if you wish to change the version, the new settings will take effect momentarily. In this way, several years of work on sites created with an older version will not go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we hold that you should be the one to select the version that your very own websites will be using.

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

Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running at the same time on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click of the mouse from our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the most recent PHP 8, we also offer support for 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 the great majority of web hosting providers, but we are convinced that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took years to create, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically equal safety breaches. On the contrary, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the opportunity to pick a different PHP version for each individual website within your account.