PHP is among the most widely used programming languages. It is pretty popular because it is free software, which can be used to build interactive websites such as community sites, Internet shops or online teaching websites rather than static HTML websites. A PHP module must be present on the web server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its code can be ‘decoded’. As there aren’t any license taxes for this kind of module and the language itself provides limitless options for the Internet applications that you set up, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites. Moreover, there are lots of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to possess any programming skills. Given the fact that there are different PHP versions, you have to make certain that the same version that you used whilst creating your site is present on the web server too.

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

If you order a web hosting plan from us, you won’t ever need to ask yourself whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since we offer support for different versions of PHP for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single click and if you need to change the current version, the update will take effect instantaneously. In this way, several years of work on websites created with an older PHP version won’t be lost. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we strongly maintain that you should be the one to choose the version that your own sites will be using.

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

If you have a site created using a previous version of PHP and you have poured in time and effort into setting it up, repairing security breaches and appending content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, as almost all web hosts nowadays offer support only for the newest PHP version and drop the older ones. We, however, have decided to let you pick the version that your own websites require. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans 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 forfeiting any manual tweaks or wasting time attempting to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also be able to choose a different version of PHP for each website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess config file.