PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous general-purpose server-side coding languages available out there. Any website or web-based application created with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it comes as small surprise that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic site with numerous features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will display different web content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst developing a certain website must be installed on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

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

If you buy a cloud hosting package from us, you will never need to question yourself on whether your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, since different PHP versions are installed on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click of the mouse and in case you need to change the current version, the new settings will take effect right away. In this way, many years of work on sites created with an older PHP version will not go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your very own sites.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click via our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than 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 abandoned by most web hosting suppliers, but we trust that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to develop, as older programming language syntax does not necessarily suggest safety breaches. On the contrary, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the possibility to pick a different version of PHP for each single site within the account.