PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used server-side coding languages out there. Any website or web app built with PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not very surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to develop a responsive website with lots of options. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will serve unique content to each user regardless of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst creating a given website must be configured on the server in order for the site to behave properly.

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

If you get a cloud website hosting plan from us, you won’t ever have to ask yourself whether your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, since we offer several versions of PHP for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click of the mouse and in case you want to change the current version, the update will take effect immediately. In this way, several years of work on websites created with an older version won’t be in vain. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we deem that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will use.

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’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click from our custom-created Hepsia hosting 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 most hosting suppliers, but we consider that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to create, as older programming language syntax does not inevitably equal safety loopholes. On the contrary, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to choose a different version of PHP for each single website within your account.