PHP is among the most widely used web development languages. It’s pretty popular since it is free software, which you can use to develop responsive websites like social networks, e-shops or e-teaching websites instead of static HTML sites. A PHP module must be activated on the server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its code can be read. Since there aren’t any license charges for this type of module and the language provides limitless options for the Internet applications that you set up, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites. What’s more, there are a vast number of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any coding abilities. Considering the fact that there’re a handful of versions of PHP, you need to make certain that the exact same version that you used while developing your site is available on the server too.

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

With our cloud hosting, you will be able to select the version of PHP that will be enabled for your shared hosting account, since we support multiple versions. With just one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve developed over the years. In contrast to lots of other web hosting companies, we will not compel you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it’s insecure since you may have modified its source code to plug security holes. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to specify a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your account.

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

Even if your websites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the newest 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. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosts, but we deem that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to set up, as older programming language syntax does not always imply safety gaps. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to specify a different version of PHP for each individual website within the account.