PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, usually called PHP, is a popular multiparadigm programming language, which is used to create dynamic websites with interactive features like bulletin boards, online teaching websites or social networking websites. In comparison with static HTML-based websites, a PHP-driven website can show different web content to each user under the very same page URL. As PHP-based applications can be managed through one Control Panel tool, which you can log into using any web browser, you won’t need to possess any web design experience or practical experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-driven site. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites around the world are built using PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You should only verify whether or not the web server where you host your site supports the same PHP version as the one that you used while developing the site.

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

Our cloud hosting servers support different PHP versions, which goes to say that your websites will work faultlessly no matter if your scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old website doesn’t necessarily mean a vulnerable one as you may have implemented plenty of source code mods. That’s why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can choose which one will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. You can change the version with one mouse click from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will be applied instantly. In case you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names at the same time.

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

Even if your sites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click of the mouse from our in-house created Hepsia 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. The latter has already been abandoned by the majority of web hosting companies, but we deem that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to build, as older script language syntax does not automatically equal safety loopholes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to choose a different PHP version for each website within the account.