PHP is one of the most commonly used server-side coding languages. It is highly popular as it’s free software, which you can use to build responsive websites like community sites, web stores or online learning sites instead of static HTML-based sites. A PHP module must be enabled on the web server where a PHP site is hosted so that its code can be read. Because there are no license taxes for such a module and the language itself offers limitless options for the web apps that you create, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites. Also, there are numerous PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to have any programming abilities. Since there’re a couple of versions of PHP, you have to ensure that the same exact version that you used whilst developing your site is present on the server too.

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

If you buy a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you will never need to ask yourself whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as different PHP versions are available on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and in case you wish to change the current version, the new settings will take effect straight away. Thus, several years of work on sites built with an older PHP version will not go down the tubes. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we strongly trust that you should be the one to choose the version that your own sites will use.

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

Even in case your websites were created with an older version of PHP, 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 enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse via our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the most recent 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 vast majority of web hosting vendors, but we strongly deem that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took several years to build, since older script language syntax does not invariably mean safety holes. On the contrary, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to specify a different version of PHP for each site within the account.