PHP is among the most commonly used general-purpose server-side coding languages. It is very popular as it’s free software, which you can use to create responsive sites like community websites, e-commerce portals or school websites as opposed to static HTML-based sites. A PHP module must be available on the server where a PHP site is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘translated’. Since there are no license charges for this sort of module and the language itself provides unlimited possibilities for the web-based apps that you build, there’re 100s of millions of PHP sites. What’s more, there’re lots of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any coding experience. Since there are a few PHP versions, you have to confirm that the same exact version that you used while building your website is installed on the server too.

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

Our shared website hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which goes to say that your websites will run correctly even if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We realize that an old website does not inevitably imply an insecure one as you may have implemented a lot of modifications to its code. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which version will be active for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with just one click from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect instantaneously. If you want to run both newer and older scripts, there is even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours at the same time.

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

Even in case your sites 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 several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click of the mouse from our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Besides 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 abandoned by the vast majority of hosting suppliers, but we strongly consider that you should not be forced to modify a site that took years to create, since older programming language syntax doesn’t always equal safety vulnerabilities. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to set a different version of PHP for each individual site within the account.