PHP is among the most commonly used open-source scripting languages. It is rather popular as it’s free software, which you can use to build interactive sites like community sites, shopping portals or online teaching websites rather than static HTML websites. A PHP module should be enabled on the web server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its code can be ‘decrypted’. Because there aren’t any license charges for this type of module and the language offers endless possibilities for the apps that you build, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP sites. What’s more, there’re a lot of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to possess any coding experience. Given the fact that there’re a couple of PHP versions, you should make sure that the exact same version that you used while setting up your website is present on the web server as well.

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

With our Linux cloud website hosting services, you’ll be able to select which version of PHP will be active for your shared hosting account, since several versions are available on our servers. With as little as one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have developed throughout the years. In stark contrast with a lot of other hosting companies, we won’t compel you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not automatically mean that it is vulnerable as you may have modified its source code to patch security holes. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to choose a different version of PHP for each individual site hosted in your shared account.

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

If you have a site based on an earlier version of PHP and you have contributed time and effort toward developing it, patching security loopholes and adding web content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, as almost all web hosting suppliers today support only the newest version of PHP and drop the older ones. We, however, have decided to allow you to choose the version that your own sites need. Our semi-dedicated services 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 losing any manual modifications or misspending time and effort trying to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. You can change the current version via the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will apply to the whole semi-dedicated account, but you will also be able to select a different version of PHP for each website that you host in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.