PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular general-purpose server-side scripting languages available out there. Any site or web app written in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it’s scarcely a surprise that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to set up an interactive site with tons of different options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will serve unique web content to each user regardless of the fact that the page URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while setting up a given website must be installed on the server in order for the site to work properly.

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

With our Linux cloud web hosting plans, you will be able to pick the version of PHP that will be enabled for your shared hosting account, since multiple versions are installed on our servers. With only one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is published in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve developed over the years. In stark contrast with a lot of other hosting suppliers, we won’t force you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it is insecure since you may have tweaked its source code to prevent security holes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to pick a different PHP version for each single site that you host in your shared web hosting account.

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

Even if your websites 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 simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Besides 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 dropped by the great majority of hosting providers, but we consider that you should not be forced to modify a site that took years to develop, as older scripting language syntax does not necessarily imply security flaws. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the opportunity to choose a different PHP version for each individual site within your account.