PHP is amongst the most commonly used open-source scripting languages. It’s very popular because it’s free software, which can be used to create responsive websites like social networking sites, Internet shops or online learning portals as opposed to static HTML sites. A PHP module should be installed on the server where a PHP-powered website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decoded’. Because there aren’t any license taxes for this sort of module and the language offers unlimited options for the web apps that you build, there are 100s of millions of PHP websites. Furthermore, there’re tons of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to possess any coding expertise. As there’re a handful of versions of PHP, you need to make certain that the same version that you used whilst setting up your website is installed on the server too.

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

If you purchase a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you won’t ever need to speculate if your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as multiple PHP versions are installed on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click of the mouse and in case you wish to change the current version, the update will take effect right away. Thus, many years of work on websites built with an older version will not be lost. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, so you can use older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we strongly think that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your own sites.

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

Even if your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the newest 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. The latter has already been dropped by the majority of web hosting vendors, but we trust that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to develop, since older script language syntax doesn’t inevitably suggest safety holes. Just the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the possibility to set a different version for each single site within the account.