PHP is among the most widely used interpreted programming languages. It’s very popular since it is free software, which can be used to create responsive sites such as social networking sites, web stores or e-learning sites instead of static HTML sites. A PHP module must be available on the server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its code can be interpreted. Because there aren’t any license taxes for this sort of module and the language itself provides unlimited options for the Internet applications that you create, there are 100s of millions of PHP websites. On top of that, there’re many open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to possess any coding experience. Given the fact that there are a handful of versions of PHP, you have to ensure that the exact same version that you used while creating your website is activated on the server as well.

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

Our cloud hosting servers support several PHP versions, so your websites will work correctly even if your scripts are outdated. We accept the fact that an old website does not automatically equal an insecure one as you may have implemented a lot of modifications to its code. That is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can choose which one will be enabled for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with one single mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied momentarily. In case you want to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain of yours at the same time.

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

Even if your sites were built with an earlier 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 of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from 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 dropped by the majority of hosting providers, but we believe that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took years to develop, as older programming language syntax does not automatically equal safety flaws. On the contrary, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to set a different version for each single site within your account.