PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used open-source server-side programming languages out there. Any site or web app created with PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language really universal and it’s not that unusual that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic serving site with lots of features. A PHP-based social network, for example, will serve unique web content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will remain the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst setting up a given website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.

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

With our Linux shared web hosting, you will be able to pick the version of PHP that will be enabled for your web hosting account, as different versions are activated on our servers. With only one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have built over the years. In contrast with lots of other web hosting providers, we won’t compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have edited its code to fix security gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to select a different PHP version for each website hosted in your account.

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

In case you have a website created with a previous version of PHP and you have dedicated time and efforts toward setting it up, repairing security breaches and embedding web page content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of hosting vendors these days offer support only for the most recently launched PHP version and give up the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to pick the exact version that your very own websites require. Our semi-dedicated plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any customizations or wasting time trying to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the current version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole account, but you will also have the ability to select a different PHP version for each site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess config file.