PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used open-source server-side coding languages available out there. Any website or Internet application created with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s hardly surprising that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to develop a responsive website with a multitude of features. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will show unique web content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst developing a given website must be set up on the server in order for the site to run faultlessly.

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

Our website hosting servers support different PHP versions, which goes to say that your websites will work properly even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old site does not necessarily suggest an insecure one as you may have carried out a lot of code modifications. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can choose which one will be enabled for your web hosting account. You can change the version with just one single click of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect instantaneously. If you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours simultaneously.

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

We strongly believe that years spent setting up a website shouldn’t be in vain, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server from us, you will be able to use any script, irrespective of whether it’s old or new. In stark contrast to lots of hosting suppliers, we support several different versions of PHP on our advanced cloud web hosting platform – 4, 5 and 7. You will not only be able to enable the required version from your Hepsia Control Panel, but you will also have the opportunity to pick a different version for each website. This can be done merely by putting an .htaccess file inside the root directory of the given site. You can change the version both for a single site and for the entire account and the update will take effect in less than several minutes. With our hosting services, you can rest assured that you will never confront any website compatibility problems.