PHP is among the most widely used imperative programming languages. It is extremely popular as it’s free software, which can be used to create interactive websites such as social networking websites, online stores or online teaching websites instead of static HTML-based sites. A PHP module should be enabled on the web server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘decoded’. Because there are no license taxes for this kind of module and the language itself provides unlimited options for the web applications that you build, there are 100s of millions of PHP sites. On top of that, there are a huge number of PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any programming knowledge. Considering the fact that there are different versions of PHP, you should check if the same exact version that you used while building your website is installed on the web server as well.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers support several versions of PHP, so your websites will work without any problems even if your PHP scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old site does not always imply a vulnerable one as you may have carried out lots of code mods. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can choose which one will be active for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with one single click inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will take effect instantly. If you would like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different version of PHP for each of your domains at the same time.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse from our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the newest 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 dropped by the great majority of web hosting providers, but we are convinced that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to create, as older programming language syntax does not inevitably suggest safety breaches. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to choose a different PHP version for each website within your account.