PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, better known as PHP, is a popular class-based programming language, which can be used to develop dynamic sites with interactive components such as discussion forums, school websites or social networks. In comparison with static HTML sites, a PHP-driven website can display unique web content to each visitor under the very same page URL. Since PHP-based Internet applications can be managed through a Control Panel, which you can sign into using any online browser, you won’t have to possess any programming knowledge or prior experience to run a PHP-powered site. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites all over the globe are built with PHP is indicative of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You only ought to verify that the web server where you host your website supports the same exact PHP version as the one that you used whilst setting up the site.

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

With our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to select which version of PHP will be active for your shared web hosting account, since multiple versions are available on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is published in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve created through the years. In contrast with lots of other web hosting companies, we won’t compel you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have implemented modifications to its code to fill safety gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to select a different version of PHP for each website hosted in your shared web hosting account.

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

In case you have a site created in an earlier PHP version and you’ve put time and efforts toward developing it, repairing security breaches and entering web content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of hosting vendors today offer only the most recent PHP version and abandon the older versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to choose the version that your own sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual modifications or wasting time and effort struggling to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole account, but you’ll also be able to set a different version for each site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.