PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly referred to as PHP, is a famous multi-paradigm programming language, which can be used to create dynamic websites with interactive elements such as forums, e-learning sites or community sites. In comparison to static HTML-based websites, a PHP-driven site can show different content to each visitor under the exact same page URL. Considering the fact that PHP-based Internet apps can be managed through a Control Panel, which you can sign on to using any web browser, you will not need any computer programming experience or past experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-driven site. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites around the globe are based on PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You should only make sure that the server where you host your website supports the exact same version of PHP as the one that you used while developing the website.

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

With our Linux shared hosting packages, you will be able to select the PHP version that will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, since several versions are activated on our servers. With only one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is introduced in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have set up through the years. In contrast with many other companies, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not mean that it’s insecure since you may have done modifications to its source code to plug safety holes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to select a different PHP version for each individual website that you host in your shared hosting account.

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

Even if your websites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just a click from our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the newest PHP 8, we also support 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the great majority of web hosting vendors, but we maintain that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to develop, as older programming language syntax does not inevitably mean safety vulnerabilities. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the opportunity to select a different version for each site within the account.