PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous general-purpose server-side scripting languages available out there. Any website or web-based app built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not very unusual that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to develop a responsive website with plenty of options. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will show different web content to each user despite the fact that the page URL will not change. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while developing a certain website must be present on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.

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

With our shared plans, you will be able to choose which version of PHP will be active for your shared web hosting account, since we support different versions. With as little as one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is published in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve created over the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other web hosts, we will not compel you to update such websites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have carried out modifications to its source code to prevent safety breaches. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to choose a different PHP version for each site hosted in your web hosting account.

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

In case you have a site created using an older PHP version and you have dedicated time and effort towards developing it, patching safety loopholes and adding page content, you’ll need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of web hosting companies these days offer support only for the most recently unveiled version of PHP and drop the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to pick the exact version that your sites require. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any customizations or frittering away time and efforts struggling to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the current version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to select a different version for each individual site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.