PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, better known as PHP, is a popular general-purpose scripting language, which is used to create dynamic sites with interactive elements like Internet forums, online teaching sites or social networking websites. In stark contrast to static HTML-based websites, a PHP website can serve unique content to each user under the very same URL. Given the fact that PHP-based applications can be managed through a Control Panel tool, which you can access from any browser, you won’t have to possess any programming capabilities or practical experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-driven site. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites all over the globe are built using PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and simplicity of use. You only have to verify if the web server where you host your site supports the same version of PHP as the one that you used while setting up the site.

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

With our web hosting, you will be able to select which version of PHP will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, as we support different versions. With just one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is published in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve set up through the years. In stark contrast with many other web hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have edited its source code to fix security breaches. For your convenience, you will even be able to select a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your web hosting account.

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

If you have a website built with an older version of PHP and you’ve devoted time and energy towards developing it, plugging safety gaps and inputting content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since almost all hosting companies today support only the most recently released version of PHP and abandon the earlier versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to choose the version that your own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, so you’ll be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual modifications or misspending time and effort attempting to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. The current version can be changed through the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also have the ability to set a different version for each single website that you host in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.