PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also known as PHP, is a popular general-purpose programming language, which is used to set up dynamic websites with interactive features like forums, school websites or community sites. In comparison to static HTML sites, a PHP website can show different web content to each user under the same page URL. As PHP-based web applications can be managed via one Control Panel, which you can sign into from any online browser, you won’t need any computer programming knowledge or practical experience whatsoever in order to administer a PHP-driven site. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites worldwide are created using PHP is an indication of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You must only check whether the server where you host your site supports the exact same PHP version as the one that you used whilst developing the site.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting servers support different versions of PHP, so your sites will work properly even if your scripts are outdated. We accept the fact that an old website does not inevitably equal an insecure one as you may have implemented plenty of source code modifications. That’s why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which one will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. You can change the version with a single mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied instantaneously. In case you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different version of PHP for each domain of yours at the same time.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your websites were built with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the most recent 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. The latter has already been dropped by most web hosting providers, but we strongly hold that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took several years to build, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t always imply security loopholes. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the opportunity to choose a different PHP version for each website within the account.