PHP is amongst the most widely used server-side programming languages. It’s pretty popular since it is free software, which can be used to set up responsive websites like social networking sites, e-stores or online learning sites instead of static HTML websites. A PHP module should be activated on the web server where a PHP website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decrypted’. As there aren’t any license taxes for this sort of module and the language itself provides limitless possibilities for the web apps that you develop, there are 100s of millions of PHP websites. Plus, there’re an immense number of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any coding abilities. Considering the fact that there’re a few PHP versions, you should ensure that the same exact version that you used while creating your website is installed on the server as well.

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

Our shared website hosting servers support several PHP versions, which suggests that your sites will work correctly no matter if your PHP scripts are out of date. We realize that an old website does not automatically suggest an insecure one as you may have implemented a lot of modifications to its source code. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which one will be active for your account. You can change the version with one single mouse click from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will take effect momentarily. If you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each of your domains at the same time.

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

Even if your sites were built with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just a click through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the latest 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 companies, but we trust that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to develop, as older script language syntax does not inevitably equal safety flaws. Quite the opposite, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the possibility to pick a different PHP version for each site within your account.