PHP is one of the most widely used web programming languages. It is pretty popular because it’s free software, which can be used to build interactive websites such as social networks, Internet shops or online learning sites instead of static HTML-based websites. A PHP module must be installed on the server where a PHP website is hosted so that its code can be ‘decrypted’. Because there are no license fees for this type of module and the language itself offers innumerable options for the web apps that you set up, there are hundreds of millions of PHP sites. What’s more, there are a vast number of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any programming capabilities. As there’re different PHP versions, you have to confirm if the very same version that you used whilst setting up your website is installed on the server too.

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

Our cloud web hosting servers support several PHP versions, which implies that your sites will work properly no matter if your PHP scripts are out of date. We know that an old site doesn’t always suggest an insecure one as you may have carried out plenty of mods to its code. That is the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can decide which one will be active for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with only one click of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect instantaneously. In case you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours at the same time.

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

In case you have a website based on an earlier PHP version and you’ve dedicated time and energy on developing it, repairing security gaps and posting web content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, since most web hosting vendors today support only the most recently introduced PHP version and drop the previous ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to choose the exact version that your very own sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which suggests that you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom settings or misspending time and energy trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the current version from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire semi-dedicated server account, but you will also be able to select a different version for each single website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess config file.