PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous programming languages available out there. Any site or web app built with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is no wonder that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to set up a responsive site with an abundance of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will show different web content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will not change. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a particular website must be available on the server so that the site can run properly.

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

Our hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which suggests that your websites will work faultlessly even if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We acknowledge the fact that an old site does not necessarily imply an insecure one as you may have implemented a lot of modifications to its source code. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can choose which one will be active for your web hosting account. You can change the version with just one click of the mouse within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will be applied straight away. In case you would like to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different PHP version for each of your domain names at the same time.

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

Even in case your websites were built with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click of the mouse from our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the latest 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 hosting providers, but we strongly maintain that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to develop, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t invariably imply security gaps. On the contrary, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the possibility to specify a different PHP version for each site within the account.