PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous open-source server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any website or Internet app created using PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s hardly unusual that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic website with heaps of different options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will serve unique content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while creating a given website must be present on the web server in order for the site to run faultlessly.

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

Our shared hosting servers support several PHP versions, which implies that your websites will run faultlessly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We accept the fact that an old site doesn’t always imply an insecure one as you may have done a lot of mods to its code. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which one will be enabled for your shared hosting account. You can change the version with just one single click via your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied right away. In case you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours at the same time.

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

Our semi-dedicated servers support multiple versions of PHP, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use all the apps that you have set up throughout the years. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each single semi-dedicated server account, will enable you to activate the version that you need with a single click. You can select between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. If you wish to host multiple websites in one account and they have distinctive requirements with reference to the web hosting platform, you’ll be able to set a different PHP version for each and every one of them irrespective of which version has been selected for the account itself. That’s achievable thanks to our in-house developed cloud platform, which allows us to run different versions of PHP all at once. In contrast, the great majority of hosting vendors normally support one, in extremely rare cases – two versions.