PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used open-source web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or Internet app built on PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it is not really a big surprise that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it permits you to create an interactive website with a multitude of different options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will display unique content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL won’t change. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while setting up a given website must be activated on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.

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

Our shared website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which means that your websites will run flawlessly even if your scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old website doesn’t invariably suggest a vulnerable one as you may have done plenty of mods to its source code. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can choose which one will be enabled for your hosting account. The version can be changed with one single click in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect immediately. If you want to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names at the same time.

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

In case you’ve got a website based on a previous PHP version and you’ve devoted time and efforts toward developing it, filling security breaches and embedding web page content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as the vast majority of web hosting vendors nowadays support only the most recently published version of PHP and remove the earlier versions. We, however, have decided to allow you to select the exact version that your very own sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual tweaks or wasting time and efforts struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. You can change the current version from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also be able to pick a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess config file.