PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular general-purpose web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or app built with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language really universal and it’s not at all unusual that there are a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to create a responsive website with a lot of different options. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will display different content to each user regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while creating a specific website must be activated on the server in order for the site to run correctly.

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

We’ve made the decision not to prevent our current and prospective clients from choosing the PHP version that their sites will be using, so in case you purchase a web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account as a whole, but also for each individual domain name that you host. This can be done with just one single click through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all accounts are administered, which is why you will not need to have any technical or programming expertise. You’ll be able to manage websites based on both old and new PHP-based scripts without any hassles, so if you wish to leave your current web hosting services provider and migrate over to us, you can rest assured that all the sites that you’ve built over the years will continue to run properly.

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

Even in case your websites were created with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click from our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the latest 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, which has already been dropped by the great majority of web hosting providers, but we reckon that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to set up, since older script language syntax does not invariably mean safety weaknesses. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also offer you the possibility to set a different version of PHP for each individual site within the account.