PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, otherwise referred to as PHP, is a popular open-source scripting language, which can be used to set up dynamic sites with interactive elements like discussion forums, e-learning portals or community websites. In comparison to static HTML-based sites, a PHP-powered site can show different web content to each user under the same URL. Because of the fact that PHP-based Internet apps can be managed through a single Control Panel, which you can access using any Internet browser, you will not need to possess any web development knowledge or practical experience whatsoever to administer a PHP-driven site. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites worldwide are created in PHP is indicative of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You only need to confirm if the web server where you host your site supports the exact same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst setting up the site.

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

With our cloud hosting packages, you’ll be able to choose the PHP version that will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, since multiple versions are supported on our servers. With only one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is published in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you have set up throughout the years. In stark contrast with lots of other companies, we will not force you to update such websites, as a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have carried out modifications to its source code to prevent safety gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to set a different PHP version for each single website hosted in your web hosting account.

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

If you have a website built on a previous PHP version and you’ve donated time and effort into developing it, fixing safety loopholes and appending page content, you’ll need to find a hosting service that can support it, since the majority of hosting companies nowadays support only the most recently introduced PHP version and drop the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you select the version that your own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you will be able to run both older and newer scripts without losing any customizations or misspending time and efforts struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The current version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also have the ability to select a different version for each single site hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.