PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly referred to as PHP, is a famous reflective programming language, which is used to create dynamic websites with interactive components such as forums, online learning portals or social networks. In comparison to static HTML websites, a PHP-driven site can serve different web content to each user under the same exact URL. Considering the fact that PHP-based Internet applications can be managed via a Control Panel, which you can log in to from any Internet browser, you will not need any coding abilities or past experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-driven site. The fact that 100s of millions of websites around the globe are PHP-based is an indication of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You must only verify whether or not the web server on which your site is hosted supports the exact same version of PHP as the one that you used whilst creating the website.

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

With our cloud website hosting plans, you will be able to choose which PHP version will be enabled for your account, as several versions are available on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is published in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have set up over the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other hosting providers, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not necessarily mean that it is insecure since you may have implemented modifications to its source code to fill security holes. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to set a different PHP version for each individual website that you host in your shared web hosting account.

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

Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse from our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the newest PHP 8, we also offer support for 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. The latter has already been dropped by most hosting providers, but we strongly trust that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to build, as older script language syntax doesn’t always imply safety flaws. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to pick a different PHP version for each single site within your account.