PHP, which is a recursive backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous open-source web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or Internet app based on PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s not a huge surprise that there are actually several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to build a dynamic serving site with an abundance of different options. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will display unique content to each visitor although the page URL will remain the same. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a particular website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

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

We have made the decision not to restrict our current and potential customers from choosing what PHP version their sites will use, so if you purchase a shared hosting plan from us, you will be able to pick between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account itself, but also for each domain name that you host. This can be done with only one mouse click from our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all shared hosting accounts are managed, so you will not have to possess any programming or technical knowledge. You will be able to run sites built with both new and old scripts without trouble, so if you want to swap your present web hosting services provider and move over to us, you can rest assured that all the websites that you have developed throughout the years will continue to run correctly.

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

Even if your sites were created with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the latest PHP 8, we also support 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 abandoned by the great majority of hosting vendors, but we strongly deem that you should not be compelled to modify a site that took years to build, as older scripting language syntax does not always imply safety loopholes. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to pick a different PHP version for each website within the account.