PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular server-side coding languages that are available out there. Any site or app written in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it’s not all that unusual that there are a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it allows you to create a responsive site with a plethora of different features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will display different web content to each user despite the fact that the URL will be the same. On the other hand, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a given website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

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

Our shared website hosting servers support different PHP versions, which implies that your sites will run flawlessly even if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old website doesn’t necessarily mean a vulnerable one as you may have carried out a lot of source code modifications. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which one will be enabled for your account. The version can be changed with only one click of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will take effect immediately. In case you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours at the same time.

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

In case you have a website built using a previous version of PHP and you’ve put time and energy into setting it up, patching security gaps and publishing web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of hosting providers nowadays support only the most recently introduced PHP version and drop the earlier versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to select the exact version that your sites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom modifications or wasting time and effort trying to make your websites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version through the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire account, but you’ll also be able to set a different version of PHP for each site hosted in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.