PHP is among the most widely used open-source server-side scripting languages. It’s very popular since it’s free software, which can be used to develop responsive sites such as social networking websites, web shops or school websites as opposed to static HTML-based sites. A PHP module should be available on the server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘decoded’. Since there are no license charges for such a module and the language itself provides infinite options for the Internet applications that you build, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites. Besides, there’re loads of PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to possess any programming skills. As there are a handful of PHP versions, you need to confirm that the exact same version that you used while developing your website is activated on the server too.

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

With our website hosting, you’ll be able to choose which PHP version will be active for your hosting account, as we support several versions. With only one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is published in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you’ve created through the years. In contrast to lots of other web hosting providers, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have done modifications to its source code to repair safety gaps. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to specify a different PHP version for each single site that you host in your web hosting account.

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

If you’ve got a website created with an earlier PHP version and you’ve dedicated time and effort towards setting it up, patching security loopholes and posting content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as most hosting suppliers nowadays support only the most recently published version of PHP and abandon the previous versions. We, however, have decided to permit you to pick the version that your sites need. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which implies that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual modifications or frittering away time and efforts attempting to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the current version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to choose a different PHP version for each single website hosted in your account using an .htaccess file.