PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly called PHP, is a popular programming language, which can be used to set up dynamic websites with interactive elements such as forums, e-teaching sites or social networking websites. In comparison with static HTML websites, a PHP-powered site can serve different content to each user under the exact same page URL. Since PHP-based web applications can be managed through one single Control Panel, which you can log onto from any browser, you will not need to have any computer programming know-how or previous experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-powered site. The fact that 100s of millions of websites around the world are created using PHP is an indication of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You only have to confirm if the server where you host your site supports the very same version of PHP as the one that you used while setting up the website.

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

If you get a hosting plan from us, you won’t ever need to speculate as to whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since we offer different PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and if you want to change the version, the new settings will be applied instantly. Thus, several years of work on sites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which implies that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we strongly consider that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your own sites.

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

Even if your websites were built with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to 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 the vast majority of web hosting providers, but we hold that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to create, since older script language syntax doesn’t automatically suggest security gaps. On the contrary, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to specify a different version of PHP for each site within the account.