PHP is one of the most commonly used server-side programming languages. It is extremely popular because it’s free software, which you can use to build interactive sites such as community sites, online shopping portals or online learning portals as opposed to static HTML websites. A PHP module must be available on the server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘decrypted’. Because there aren’t any license fees for this kind of module and the language itself offers limitless options for the web applications that you develop, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites. What’s more, there are a huge number of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to have any coding knowledge. Since there are a couple of versions of PHP, you should check whether the very same version that you used while developing your site is installed on the web server as well.

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

Our website hosting servers support different PHP versions, which suggests that your sites will work faultlessly even if your scripts are out of date. We accept the fact that an old website doesn’t inevitably mean an insecure one as you may have carried out a lot of modifications to its code. That is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which version will be active for your web hosting account. The version can be changed with just one single click of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect instantly. If you want to run both older and newer scripts, there is even an option to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names at the same time.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, 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 semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click via our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the newest 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 dropped by the vast majority of hosting suppliers, but we maintain that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to set up, as older script language syntax does not necessarily imply security flaws. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to set a different version for each individual website within the account.