PHP is one of the most widely used open-source server-side coding languages. It’s rather popular since it is free software, which you can use to build responsive sites such as community sites, online shopping portals or e-teaching sites as opposed to static HTML-based sites. A PHP module should be available on the server where a PHP site is hosted so that its code can be ‘translated’. As there aren’t any license charges for this kind of module and the language provides countless options for the web applications that you develop, there are hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites. Also, there are numerous PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any programming abilities. Given the fact that there’re a few versions of PHP, you need to make certain that the very same version that you used whilst setting up your website is installed on the server as well.

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 account, since different versions are supported on our servers. With only one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is launched in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you have developed throughout the years. In contrast to many other hosting suppliers, we won’t compel you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it is insecure since you may have implemented modifications to its code to patch safety breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to select a different PHP version for each individual website that you host in your web hosting account.

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

In case you have a website based on a previous PHP version and you have dedicated time and effort towards setting it up, patching security breaches and inserting web page content, you will need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all hosting suppliers these days support only the most recent version of PHP and abandon the older versions. We, however, have decided to let you select the version that your own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any custom settings or misspending time and effort trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The version can be changed through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also be able to specify a different PHP version for each single website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess file.