PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used multiparadigm programming languages out there. Any website or app created in PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it isn’t really all that surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic serving site with heaps of different options. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL will stay the same. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while building a specific website must be installed on the server so that the site can run flawlessly.

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

With our cloud hosting, you will be able to choose which version of PHP will be enabled for your shared hosting account, as several versions are available on our servers. With just one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is unveiled in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you have developed over the years. In contrast with a lot of other hosting providers, we will not force you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is vulnerable since you may have performed modifications to its source code to plug safety holes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your shared hosting account.

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

Even in case your websites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as 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 of the mouse via our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the most recent 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, which has already been abandoned by most web hosting companies, but we strongly believe that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to create, since older script language syntax does not inevitably mean security breaches. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to select a different PHP version for each individual site within your account.