PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly referred to as PHP, is a popular programming language, which is used to set up dynamic sites with interactive features like discussion boards, e-learning sites or social networks. In stark contrast with static HTML-based sites, a PHP-driven website can display different content to each visitor under the exact same URL. Since PHP-based applications can be managed via one Control Panel, which you can access using any Internet browser, you will not have to possess any computer programming knowledge or previous experience whatsoever to administer a PHP-driven site. The fact that 100s of millions of websites around the world are based on PHP is indicative of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You should only make certain that the server where you host your website supports the same exact version of PHP as the one that you used whilst building the website.

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

If you get a cloud website hosting package from us, you will never need to speculate whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, as we offer support for several PHP versions for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click of the mouse and if you want to change the version, the new settings will take effect immediately. Thus, several years of work on websites built with an older version of PHP will not be in vain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we maintain that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will be using.

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

Even in case your sites were built 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 activated for your account with just a click of the mouse from our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 8, we also offer 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. The latter has already been abandoned by most web hosting suppliers, but we strongly maintain that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to set up, as older programming language syntax doesn’t invariably suggest security holes. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also give you the possibility to specify a different PHP version for each single site within your account.