PHP is among the most commonly used general-purpose scripting languages. It’s pretty popular as it is free software, which can be used to build interactive sites such as community portals, online stores or online learning websites rather than static HTML sites. A PHP module must be enabled on the server where a PHP-powered website is hosted so that its code can be ‘decoded’. Because there aren’t any license taxes for this kind of module and the language itself offers endless possibilities for the Internet applications that you set up, there are 100s of millions of PHP websites. Besides, there’re a multitude of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to have any coding expertise. Considering the fact that there are several PHP versions, you ought to check if the exact same version that you used whilst building your website is enabled on the server as well.

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

We’ve reached a decision not to prevent our present and prospective customers from picking the PHP version that their sites will use, so if you purchase a shared website hosting plan from us, you will be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account itself, but also for each domain name that you host. This can be done with just one single click through our custom Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared web hosting accounts are administered, which is why you will not have to possess any coding or technical knowledge. You will be able to run websites built with both old and new PHP-based scripts without having to cope with any obstructions, so if you want to drop your current web host and switch over to us, you can rest assured that all the sites that you’ve developed over the years will continue to run correctly.

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

Even if your sites were built with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different 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 one click of the mouse via our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the most recent 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 abandoned by the vast majority of hosting vendors, but we strongly think that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to create, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t inevitably imply safety weaknesses. Quite the opposite, a well-maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to select a different PHP version for each individual site within your account.