PHP is one of the most commonly used dynamic programming languages. It is highly popular because it’s free software, which can be used to build interactive sites such as community sites, web stores or online learning portals rather than static HTML sites. A PHP module must be activated on the web server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its source code can be interpreted. Because there aren’t any license taxes for this kind of module and the language itself provides countless possibilities for the Internet apps that you set up, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites. On top of that, there are numerous open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any programming abilities. As there’re several PHP versions, you should make sure that the same exact version that you used while setting up your site is available on the web server as well.

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

In case you get a website hosting plan from us, you will never need to speculate as to whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as different versions of PHP are available on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single click and in case you’d like to change the version, the new settings will be applied immediately. In this way, years of work on websites created with an older PHP version won’t go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we reckon that you should be the one to pick the version that your own sites will be using.

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

Even if your websites were built with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click of the mouse through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the latest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by most hosting suppliers, but we are strongly convinced that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to create, since older script language syntax does not invariably mean safety gaps. Just the opposite, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the opportunity to specify a different version for each site within the account.