PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used general-purpose server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web-based application built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it is hardly surprising that there are actually several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to create a dynamic serving website with lots of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst creating a given website must be present on the server in order for the site to work correctly.

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

We’ve decided not to prevent our present and potential clients from selecting the PHP version that their sites will be using, so in case you purchase a shared web hosting plan from us, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account as a whole, but also for each individual domain name hosted by you. This can be done with just one click from our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all web hosting accounts are administered, which is why you will not need any technical or programming know-how. You will be able to host sites based on both new and old scripts without any problem, so if you’d like to abandon your current web hosting vendor and migrate over to us, you can be certain that all the sites that you have created throughout the years will continue to work perfectly.

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

Even if your websites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click via our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the most recent PHP 8, we also offer support for 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 majority of web hosting vendors, but we strongly believe that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to build, as older scripting language syntax does not inevitably imply security breaches. Just the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the opportunity to pick a different PHP version for each site within your account.