PHP is one of the most commonly used open-source web programming languages. It is pretty popular since it’s free software, which can be used to create interactive websites such as community portals, web shops or e-learning websites instead of static HTML websites. A PHP module must be installed on the server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘deciphered’. Because there are no license taxes for this sort of module and the language itself provides infinite possibilities for the Internet apps that you build, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites. Besides, there are an enormous number of PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without the need to possess any coding capabilities. As there are a number of PHP versions, you have to check if the same exact version that you used whilst developing your site is enabled on the server too.

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

Our shared hosting servers support different PHP versions, which goes to say that your websites will run without any problem even if your PHP scripts are out of date. We realize that an old website does not always mean a vulnerable one as you may have implemented a lot of modifications to its source code. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can choose which one will be active for your web hosting account. The version can be changed with just one mouse click from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will take effect right away. If you want to run both newer and older scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours simultaneously.

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 different versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click of the mouse via our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the most recent 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 most web hosting suppliers, but we reckon that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took years to develop, since older script language syntax doesn’t automatically suggest safety gaps. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also provide you with the possibility to set a different version of PHP for each individual site within the account.