PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular general-purpose server-side coding languages out there. Any site or web app created using PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it’s barely surprising that there are a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic website with plenty of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for example, will show unique web content to each user regardless of the fact that the URL will remain the same. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while setting up a certain website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to behave correctly.

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

Our hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which implies that your websites will work correctly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We acknowledge the fact that an old website doesn’t inevitably mean a vulnerable one as you may have done plenty of modifications to its source code. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which one will be active for your account. The version can be changed with only one single mouse click via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will take effect straight away. In case you want to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each of your domain names at the same time.

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

Even in case 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 several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse via our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Besides 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 dropped by the majority of web hosting vendors, but we consider that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to set up, as older script language syntax doesn’t invariably suggest safety breaches. Just the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to specify a different version for each individual website within the account.