PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly called PHP, is a famous open-source web programming language, which can be used to create dynamic websites with interactive components like bulletin boards, online learning portals or community sites. In contrast to static HTML websites, a PHP site can display unique content to each visitor under the same URL. As PHP-based web apps can be managed via one single Control Panel, which you can sign on to using any online browser, you will not need to have any web design experience or previous experience whatsoever in order to administer a PHP website. The fact that 100s of millions of websites all over the world are created with PHP is an indication of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You should only verify if the server where you host your website supports the same PHP version as the one that you used whilst developing the site.

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

With our Linux web hosting packages, you’ll be able to pick the PHP version that will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, since different versions are supported on our servers. With only one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is unveiled in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have built through the years. In contrast with a lot of other hosting vendors, we will not force you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it is vulnerable as you may have edited its source code to patch safety holes. For your convenience, you will even be able to set a different PHP version for each individual site that you host in your web hosting account.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the latest 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, which has already been abandoned by the great majority of hosting companies, but we strongly believe that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to develop, as older script language syntax doesn’t always mean security holes. On the contrary, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to pick a different PHP version for each website within your account.