PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, popularly called PHP, is a famous general-purpose scripting language, which is used to build dynamic sites with interactive components such as Internet forums, e-learning websites or social networks. In contrast to static HTML-based websites, a PHP-driven site can show unique web content to each visitor under the very same URL. Considering the fact that PHP-based Internet applications can be managed through a Control Panel, which you can log in to from any Internet browser, you will not need any web design skills or previous experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-driven website. The fact that 100s of millions of sites around the world are created using PHP is indicative of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You should only verify whether the web server where you host your website supports the exact same PHP version as the one that you used while creating the site.

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

With our Linux shared web hosting, you will be able to choose the version of PHP that will be enabled for your account, as several versions are activated on our servers. With only one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve set up throughout the years. In stark contrast to many other web hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have modified its source code to fix safety loopholes. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each website hosted in your shared hosting account.

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

Even if your websites 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 several 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 from our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from 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 the majority of web hosting companies, but we trust that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took years to create, since older programming language syntax doesn’t automatically equal safety holes. On the contrary, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also give you the opportunity to pick a different version of PHP for each individual website within the account.