PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used server-side coding languages out there. Any website or web-based app built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it isn’t really that unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it permits you to create an interactive website with a ton of different options. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will display unique content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will remain the same. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst creating a given website must be activated on the server in order for the site to run properly.

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

We have made a decision not to restrict our present and future customers from choosing what PHP version their sites will be using, which suggests that in case you purchase a cloud web hosting package from us, you will be able to select between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account in general, but also for each domain name hosted by you. This can be accomplished with just one click of the mouse through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared accounts are managed, which is why you will not have to possess any coding or technical experience. You will be able to host sites built with both old and new PHP scripts without having to deal with any predicaments, so if you would like to leave your current web hosting services provider and switch over to us, you can be sure that all the sites that you’ve developed over the years will continue to work flawlessly.

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, since we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click of the mouse from our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the newest PHP 8, we also offer 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 majority of hosting companies, but we deem that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took several years to set up, as older scripting language syntax does not necessarily mean security loopholes. Quite the opposite, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also give you the possibility to select a different PHP version for each site within your account.