PHP is one of the most commonly used open-source programming languages. It’s pretty popular because it is free software, which you can use to create interactive sites like community sites, web shops or e-teaching portals instead of static HTML-based websites. A PHP module should be installed on the server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘decrypted’. Because there are no license charges for such a module and the language provides limitless options for the apps that you develop, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites. What is more, there are a lot of PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any coding abilities. Considering the fact that there’re a few PHP versions, you ought to verify if the same version that you used while developing your website is present on the server too.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Web Hosting

With our Linux cloud web hosting packages, you will be able to pick which version of PHP will be active for your shared account, as multiple versions are enabled on our servers. With just one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is released in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have developed over the years. In stark contrast to many other hosting companies, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have edited its source code to plug security loopholes. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each single site hosted in your shared web hosting account.

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

In case you have a site created using an older PHP version and you’ve committed time and energy to setting it up, filling security loopholes and publishing web content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, since almost all web hosting providers today offer support only for the most recently published PHP version and drop the previous ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to select the version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which means that you will be able to use both newer and older scripts without losing any customizations or frittering away time and energy struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The version can be changed from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to set a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your account by using an .htaccess config file.