PHP is among the most commonly used open-source programming languages. It is exceptionally popular as it is free software, which you can use to set up responsive sites such as social networks, web shops or e-learning sites rather than static HTML-based websites. A PHP module should be installed on the server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its code can be read. As there are no license fees for this sort of module and the language provides unlimited possibilities for the applications that you develop, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites. Also, there’re an enormous number of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to have any programming know-how. Considering the fact that there’re a handful of versions of PHP, you ought to verify whether the very same version that you used whilst setting up your site is available on the server too.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers support different PHP versions, which suggests that your websites will run properly even if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We know that an old website does not inevitably equal an insecure one as you may have carried out lots of source code mods. That’s why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can pick which one will be active for your account. You can change the version with only one click via your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied straight away. In case you’d like to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domains simultaneously.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your websites were built with an earlier PHP version, 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 servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 8, we also offer support for 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. The latter has already been abandoned by the vast majority of hosting vendors, but we deem that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took several years to create, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t invariably suggest security flaws. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a wrongly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also offer you the possibility to specify a different version for each single website within your account.