PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based application built with PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it’s not all that unusual that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to develop a dynamic website with tons of different features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor even though the page URL won’t change. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst building a given website must be installed on the server so that the site can run properly.

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

We’ve reached a decision not to restrict our current and prospective clients from choosing the PHP version that their websites will be using, which goes to say that if you purchase a shared web hosting package from our company, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account in general, but also for each individual domain name that you host. This can be accomplished with only one click from our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared web hosting accounts are managed, which is the reason why you will not have to possess any programming or technical abilities. You’ll be able to host sites built with both new and old scripts without having to overcome any predicaments, so if you decide to leave your present web hosting provider and migrate over to us, you can be certain that all the websites that you’ve set up over the years will continue to work properly.

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 several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the newest 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. The latter has already been abandoned by most web hosts, but we hold that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to set up, as older programming language syntax doesn’t always imply safety vulnerabilities. On the contrary, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to set a different version of PHP for each individual website within the account.