PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web application created using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language truly universal and it is hardly unusual that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic serving website with an abundance of different options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will show unique web content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will stay the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst building a particular website must be enabled on the web server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

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

We’ve made the decision not to prevent our present and future customers from picking what PHP version their websites will use, so if you get a hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account itself, but also for each single domain name hosted by you. This can be done with only one click through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all web hosting accounts are managed, so you will not need any technical or programming know-how. You’ll be able to run sites based on both new and old PHP-based scripts without a problem, so if you want to drop your present web hosting vendor and switch over to us, you can rest assured that all the websites that you have built throughout the years will continue to run faultlessly.

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

Even if your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support different versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 8, we also offer 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 vast majority of web hosting suppliers, but we strongly hold that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to build, as older script language syntax does not invariably suggest safety flaws. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also offer you the opportunity to choose a different PHP version for each single site within your account.