PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used general-purpose server-side coding languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based application built using PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not a huge surprise that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to create a dynamic website with a ton of features. A PHP-based social network, for example, will serve unique content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. On the other hand, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst developing a particular website must be configured on the web server so that the site can run faultlessly.

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

Our website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which implies that your websites will work flawlessly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We accept the fact that an old site does not inevitably equal a vulnerable one as you may have performed plenty of code modifications. That’s why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can choose which one will be enabled for your shared hosting account. You can change the version with only one click via your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied instantly. If you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each of your domain names at the same time.

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

In case you’ve got a website created in a previous PHP version and you’ve contributed time and efforts to developing it, filling safety holes and adding web page content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as almost all web hosting suppliers today offer only the most recent PHP version and remove the earlier versions. We, however, have decided to allow you to select the exact version that your websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which means that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual modifications or frittering away time and energy attempting to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. The current version can be changed from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole account, but you’ll also be able to set a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.