PHP is among the most widely used general-purpose server-side programming languages. It’s rather popular since it’s free software, which can be used to create interactive sites like social networks, Internet shops or online learning sites as opposed to static HTML sites. A PHP module should be installed on the server where a PHP site is hosted so that its code can be ‘decoded’. As there are no license taxes for this kind of module and the language itself offers countless options for the Internet applications that you build, there are hundreds of millions of PHP websites. What is more, there are a multitude of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to possess any programming knowledge. Since there’re a number of PHP versions, you need to confirm whether the exact same version that you used while creating your site is activated on the server too.

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

If you get a hosting plan from us, you will never have to worry about whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, as multiple PHP versions are supported on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one mouse click and in case you want to change the current version, the new settings will take effect straight away. Thus, many years of work on sites built with an older version will not go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, so you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we strongly hold that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will be using.

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

In case you have a site created in a previous PHP version and you’ve contributed time and energy towards developing it, plugging safety gaps and inserting web content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all web hosting suppliers these days support only the most recently launched PHP version and abandon the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to choose the version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any manual settings or misspending time and efforts striving to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole account, but you’ll also have the ability to specify a different version of PHP for each single site that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess file.