PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also called PHP, is a popular programming language, which is used to build dynamic sites with interactive elements such as forums, online learning portals or community sites. In stark contrast to static HTML-based sites, a PHP-driven website can show different web content to each user under the same page URL. Because PHP-based Internet applications can be managed via a Control Panel tool, which you can log in to using any web browser, you won’t need to have any computer programming know-how or previous experience whatsoever to administer a PHP site. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites around the globe are built with PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You only ought to verify that the web server where you host your site supports the exact same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst building the website.

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

If you buy a shared web hosting plan from our company, you’ll never have to worry about whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as multiple versions of PHP are available on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click of the mouse and in case you’d like to change the current version, the update will take effect instantaneously. Thus, years of work on websites created with an older version will not go down the tubes. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the market offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we strongly hold that you should be the one to select the version that your own websites will be using.

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

Even if your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just one click via our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the newest PHP 8, we also offer support for 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 vast majority of web hosting providers, but we strongly reckon that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to develop, since older programming language syntax doesn’t automatically equal safety flaws. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the possibility to select a different version for each individual website within the account.