PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous open-source server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any site or Internet app built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it’s hardly unusual that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to set up a dynamic serving website with a vast number of features. A PHP-based social network, for example, will display different web content to each visitor although the page URL will remain the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst building a certain website must be set up on the server so that the site can run properly.

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

With our cloud website hosting plans, you will be able to pick which PHP version will be active for your account, as several versions are enabled on our servers. With only one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is launched in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you have developed throughout the years. In stark contrast with a lot of other web hosting suppliers, we will not force you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not mean that it is insecure as you may have edited its source code to prevent security gaps. For your convenience, you will even be able to pick a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your hosting account.

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

Even in case your sites were built with an older PHP version, you’ll 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 one click of the mouse via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from 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 great majority of hosting vendors, but we strongly reckon that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to develop, since older programming language syntax doesn’t always suggest safety holes. Just the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also offer you the opportunity to set a different version for each individual site within your account.