PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly called PHP, is a popular general-purpose programming language, which is used to develop dynamic websites with interactive features such as message boards, e-teaching sites or social networking websites. In contrast with static HTML websites, a PHP-powered website can show different content to each visitor under the exact same URL. Since PHP-based applications can be managed via a single Control Panel tool, which you can access from any browser, you won’t need to possess any computer programming know-how or past experience whatsoever in order to administer a PHP website. The fact that 100s of millions of websites worldwide are created using PHP is indicative of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You only need to make certain that the web server on which your website is hosted supports the exact same PHP version as the one that you used while developing the site.

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

With our Linux shared web hosting packages, you will be able to select which version of PHP will be active for your shared hosting account, since different versions are enabled on our servers. With as little as one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is launched in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve developed throughout the years. In stark contrast to lots of other web hosting vendors, we will not compel you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not automatically mean that it’s insecure since you may have implemented modifications to its source code to repair security loopholes. For your convenience, you will even be able to choose a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your shared web hosting account.

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

In case you’ve got a site built using an older version of PHP and you have poured time and energy into setting it up, repairing security loopholes and inputting web page content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, since the vast majority of web hosts today offer only the latest PHP version and drop the earlier versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to choose the version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you will be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual modifications or misspending time and effort trying to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the current version from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will apply to the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also have the ability to choose a different PHP version for each website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.