PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular general-purpose scripting languages available out there. Any website or application built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it’s little surprise that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic site with a multitude of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will serve unique web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a certain website must be present on the web server in order for the site to run correctly.

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

In case you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you will never need to speculate if your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, since several PHP versions are enabled on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single mouse click and in case you wish to change the current version, the update will be applied straight away. In this way, many years of work on websites built with an older PHP version won’t go down the tubes. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, so you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to select the version that your very own sites will be using.

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

Even if your sites were built with an older version of PHP, you’ll 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 semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click from our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to 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, which has already been dropped by most web hosting suppliers, but we are strongly convinced that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took years to set up, since older script language syntax does not always equal security gaps. On the contrary, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to specify a different version of PHP for each individual website within the account.