PHP is amongst the most widely used open-source server-side programming languages. It’s highly popular since it’s free software, which you can use to build responsive sites like community websites, online shops or e-learning websites rather than static HTML sites. A PHP module should be installed on the web server where a PHP-powered website is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘translated’. As there are no license taxes for this sort of module and the language offers limitless possibilities for the Internet apps that you set up, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP sites. In addition, there’re a vast number of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to possess any programming expertise. Considering the fact that there are a number of PHP versions, you should check whether the exact same version that you used whilst building your site is available on the server as well.

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

In case you buy a website hosting plan from us, you will never have to speculate on whether or not your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, as several versions of PHP are activated on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click of the mouse and if you would like to change the version, the new settings will be applied instantly. In this way, several years of work on websites built with an older PHP version won’t be lost. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we strongly trust that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own websites will be using.

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

In case you’ve got a site based on a previous version of PHP and you have spent time and effort on developing it, fixing safety gaps and posting web content, you will need a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of web hosting vendors today offer only the most recently released PHP version and abandon the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to pick the version that your websites require. Our semi-dedicated servers support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom tweaks or wasting time and energy striving to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the version via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also be able to choose a different version for each single website that you host in your account using an .htaccess config file.