PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly referred to as PHP, is a popular general-purpose server-side programming language, which is used to create dynamic websites with interactive components such as forums, e-learning portals or community web portals. Unlike static HTML-based sites, a PHP website can serve unique web content to each visitor under the exact same URL. Considering the fact that PHP-based web-based apps can be managed through a Control Panel, which you can sign into from any Internet browser, you will not need to have any coding capabilities or previous experience whatsoever in order to administer a PHP-powered site. The fact that 100s of millions of sites all over the world are built on PHP is an indication of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You only need to make sure that the web server where you host your site supports the same PHP version as the one that you used whilst setting up the website.

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

In case you purchase a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll never have to think about whether or not your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, since multiple versions of PHP are available on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one mouse click and in case you would like to change the version, the update will be applied instantly. In this way, years of work on websites built with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to select the version that your very own sites will be using.

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

Even in case your sites were built with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. Aside 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 vast majority of web hosting providers, but we strongly hold that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took years to set up, since older programming language syntax doesn’t always imply security weaknesses. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to choose a different version of PHP for each individual website within your account.