PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used multi-paradigm programming languages available out there. Any website or web-based app based on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it is not very surprising that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic serving website with a multitude of different options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor even though the URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while creating a particular website must be present on the server in order for the site to run properly.

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

We have made a conscious decision not to restrict our present and potential clients from selecting the PHP version that their websites will be using, which implies that in case you get a shared website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account itself, but also for each domain that you host. This can be done with only one single click of the mouse through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all accounts are administered, which is why you won’t have to possess any technical or programming know-how. You’ll be able to run websites built with both new and old scripts without having to overcome any obstructions, so if you would like to abandon your present web host and switch over to us, you can be sure that all the websites that you have set up through the years will continue to work impeccably.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Aside 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, which has already been dropped by the majority of web hosts, but we strongly consider that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to develop, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically suggest safety breaches. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the opportunity to select a different PHP version for each website within the account.