PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, typically called PHP, is a famous curly-bracket programming language, which is used to set up dynamic websites with interactive features like Internet forums, online learning portals or community portals. In contrast to static HTML websites, a PHP-driven website can show different web content to each visitor under the same URL. Given the fact that PHP-based web-based applications can be managed via one single Control Panel tool, which you can access from any online browser, you won’t need any coding experience or past experience in order to administer a PHP-driven website. The fact that 100s of millions of websites around the globe are based on PHP is an indication of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You only need to confirm whether or not the web server on which your website is hosted supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst building the website.

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

With our hosting plans, you’ll be able to select which PHP version will be enabled for your shared hosting account, as multiple versions are available on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve built throughout the years. In contrast to a lot of other providers, we won’t force you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it’s insecure as you may have done modifications to its code to patch safety gaps. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to set a different PHP version for each single site hosted in your web hosting account.

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

In case you have a site created with an earlier PHP version and you have donated time and efforts to developing it, patching security holes and publishing web page content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, since the great majority of hosting vendors nowadays offer support only for the most recently published version of PHP and give up the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to let you pick the exact version that your own sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which implies that you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any customizations or frittering away time and efforts striving to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. The current version can be changed via the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to specify a different version of PHP for each site hosted in your account using an .htaccess configuration file.