PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular server-side coding languages that are available out there. Any site or web-based app created in PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language really universal and it’s by no means surprising that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to build a dynamic site with heaps of different options. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will serve unique web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the URL will be the same. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be configured on the web server in order for the site to run flawlessly.

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

We have decided not to prevent our present and prospective clients from choosing the PHP version that will be used by their sites, so if you order a cloud hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account as a whole, but also for each individual domain that you host. This can be accomplished with just one single mouse click from our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared accounts are administered, so you will not need to possess any technical or coding skills. You’ll be able to manage sites built with both new and old PHP-based scripts without having to deal with any difficulties, so if you wish to change your current web host and move over to us, you can be certain that all the websites that you have built through the years will continue to run flawlessly.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click of the mouse through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the most recent 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 companies, but we consider that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to develop, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t necessarily equal security flaws. Quite the opposite, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the opportunity to select a different version of PHP for each individual site within your account.