PHP is among the most widely used interpreted programming languages. It’s quite popular since it is free software, which you can use to develop interactive sites like community websites, e-stores or e-learning portals instead of static HTML-based websites. A PHP module must be present on the web server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its source code can be ‘translated’. Since there aren’t any license charges for this type of module and the language offers limitless options for the web-based applications that you build, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites. On top of that, there are an enormous number of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any programming abilities. As there are several PHP versions, you ought to confirm whether the same exact version that you used while creating your website is enabled on the server too.

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

With our hosting plans, you’ll be able to choose the PHP version that will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, as multiple versions are supported on our servers. With as little as one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is published in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have built throughout the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other hosting suppliers, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it is vulnerable since you may have implemented modifications to its code to fill security breaches. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to select a different version of PHP for each single site hosted in your shared hosting account.

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

In case you have a site built using a previous PHP version and you have contributed time and efforts toward developing it, filling security holes and appending web content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of web hosting vendors nowadays offer only the most recently released PHP version and drop the older versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to pick the version that your sites require. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual modifications or wasting time and efforts striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you will also be able to pick a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.