PHP is one of the most widely used reflective programming languages. It’s quite popular since it is free software, which you can use to build interactive websites like community websites, web shops or online learning portals as opposed to static HTML sites. A PHP module should be enabled on the server where a PHP website is hosted so that its code can be ‘decrypted’. As there are no license fees for this kind of module and the language itself provides infinite options for the Internet applications that you build, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites. Moreover, there’re a vast number of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to possess any coding expertise. Considering the fact that there are different PHP versions, you ought to confirm that the same version that you used whilst building your site is installed on the server too.

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

If you buy a shared website hosting plan from us, you’ll never need to speculate whether your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, as several versions of PHP are installed on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single mouse click and if you would like to change the current version, the update will take effect right away. Thus, several years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP will not be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, so you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we are convinced that you should be the one to pick 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 version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click from our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the newest 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 the vast majority of web hosts, but we believe that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to develop, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t invariably suggest security gaps. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the possibility to select a different version for each individual website within your account.