PHP is one of the most commonly used open-source programming languages. It’s pretty popular since it is free software, which you can use to develop interactive sites such as community web portals, e-stores or e-teaching portals rather than static HTML websites. A PHP module should be installed on the server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its code can be ‘deciphered’. Since there aren’t any license taxes for such a module and the language itself provides limitless options for the web applications that you build, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP websites. Besides, there’re a lot of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without having to possess any coding abilities. Considering the fact that there’re a few versions of PHP, you must check if the same version that you used whilst building your site is enabled on the server as well.

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

In case you buy a shared hosting package from our company, you will never have to ask yourself if your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, since multiple PHP versions are available on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single click of the mouse and if you wish to change the version, the update will be applied instantaneously. Thus, several years of work on websites created with an older PHP version will not be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we are convinced that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will use.

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

Even if your sites 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 different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse via our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting providers, but we are strongly convinced that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to build, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically mean safety weaknesses. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to select a different version for each individual site within your account.