PHP is one of the most widely used open-source web programming languages. It’s very popular since it is free software, which can be used to build interactive websites like social networking websites, online shopping portals or e-teaching websites as opposed to static HTML-based sites. A PHP module should be available on the web server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its code can be ‘decoded’. Since there aren’t any license charges for this sort of module and the language offers incalculable options for the applications that you create, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP websites. What is more, there are plenty of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to have any programming experience. As there’re a handful of versions of PHP, you have to check if the same version that you used whilst developing your site is enabled on the web server as well.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting
With our Linux shared web hosting packages, you will be able to choose which PHP version will be active for your shared web hosting account, since several versions are available on our servers. With as little as one mouse click, 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 older versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you’ve developed over the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other web hosting vendors, we will not force you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have done modifications to its code to fix safety breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to select a different PHP version for each site that you host in your hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your websites were built with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click via our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the most recent PHP 8, we also support 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 the vast majority of hosting vendors, but we strongly deem that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to build, as older programming language syntax does not invariably suggest security vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also offer you the possibility to set a different version of PHP for each site within your account.