PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular general-purpose server-side coding languages available out there. Any website or web-based application created in PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s not really a big surprise that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to build a dynamic website with many different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will show different web content to each user despite the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while building a certain website must be set up on the web server so that the site can run properly.

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

Our cloud hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which means that your websites will run faultlessly no matter if your scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old site doesn’t necessarily equal an insecure one as you may have done lots of modifications to its code. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which version will be enabled for your hosting account. You can change the version with one click of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will be applied immediately. If you’d like to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names simultaneously.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the most recent 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 great majority of hosting vendors, but we consider that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to develop, since older script language syntax doesn’t necessarily equal security holes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to set a different version for each individual site within your account.