PHP is one of the most widely used server-side coding languages. It is extremely popular as it is free software, which can be used to develop responsive websites such as community web portals, online shopping portals or online learning websites instead of static HTML websites. A PHP module should be available on the web server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its source code can be read. Since there are no license charges for this type of module and the language itself offers innumerable options for the web apps that you set up, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites. Also, there’re a lot of PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without the need to possess any coding abilities. Since there are several versions of PHP, you ought to verify that the same exact version that you used whilst creating your website is activated on the server too.

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

With our shared web hosting service, you’ll be able to pick the version of PHP that will be active for your shared account, since different versions are installed on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have developed throughout the years. In stark contrast with many other web hosting vendors, we will not compel you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it is vulnerable as you may have tweaked its code to fix safety breaches. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to select a different version of PHP for each website hosted in your shared hosting account.

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 will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click from our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from 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 dropped by the great majority of web hosting providers, but we strongly believe that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to build, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically equal safety weaknesses. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to pick a different version of PHP for each single website within your account.