PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also called PHP, is a famous class-based programming language, which can be used to build dynamic sites with interactive components like message boards, e-learning portals or social networking websites. In comparison with static HTML websites, a PHP website can serve different web content to each user under the same URL. Because of the fact that PHP-based web applications can be managed through one Control Panel tool, which you can sign on to from any online browser, you will not have to possess any computer programming abilities or past experience to maintain a PHP website. The fact that 100s of millions of sites around the globe are built using PHP is an indication of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You must only ensure that the server on which your site is hosted supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used while building the website.

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

In case you purchase a cloud hosting plan from us, you will never need to ponder whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, since different versions of PHP are activated on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the version, the update will be applied right away. Thus, several years of work on sites created with an older version will not go down the tube. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we reckon that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will be using.

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

Even if your sites were created with an older PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click via our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the most recent PHP 8, we also support 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 vast majority of hosting vendors, but we strongly believe that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to develop, since older script language syntax doesn’t necessarily equal security breaches. On the contrary, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the possibility to set a different PHP version for each single site within the account.