PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular web programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web app created using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it’s no surprise that there are actually a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to set up a dynamic website with a huge number of features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will show unique content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will remain the same. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a certain website must be available on the web server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

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

We have reached a decision not to prevent our current and potential clients from picking what PHP version their websites will use, which means that if you get a cloud web hosting plan from us, you will be able to select between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the web hosting account as a whole, but also for each individual domain that you host. This can be accomplished with just one single click of the mouse through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel via which all hosting accounts are managed, which is why you will not need to have any programming or technical abilities. You’ll be able to manage websites built with both old and new scripts without having to cope with any hindrances, so if you would like to swap your current hosting services provider and move over to us, you can be certain that all the websites that you’ve created through the years will continue to work correctly.

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

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, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click via our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from 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. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of hosting companies, but we think that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took several years to create, since older script language syntax does not invariably equal safety holes. On the contrary, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also provide you with the possibility to specify a different PHP version for each site within the account.