PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous general-purpose server-side coding languages available out there. Any website or application built on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it is not really a huge surprise that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to build a responsive website with a lot of different options. A PHP-based community website, for example, will show unique web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL won’t change. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst creating a given website must be available on the web server in order for the site to behave properly.

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

We’ve made a conscious decision not to restrict our present and future clients from choosing the PHP version that their websites will be using, which goes to say that in case you order a hosting package from us, you will be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account as a whole, but also for each domain that you host. This can be done with just one click of the mouse through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared hosting accounts are administered, so you will not need any technical or programming know-how. You’ll be able to run sites built with both new and old PHP-based scripts without having to overcome any difficulties, so if you decide to change your present hosting supplier and switch over to us, you can be sure that all the sites that you’ve set up throughout the years will continue to work correctly.

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

Even if your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the latest 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 the majority of hosting suppliers, but we hold that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to create, as older programming language syntax doesn’t necessarily equal security holes. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to set a different version of PHP for each website within the account.