PHP is one of the most commonly used class-based programming languages. It’s pretty popular because it is free software, which you can use to set up interactive websites such as community web portals, online shopping portals or e-teaching portals instead of static HTML-based websites. A PHP module should be installed on the web server where a PHP website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘deciphered’. Since there aren’t any license fees for such a module and the language offers limitless options for the applications that you create, there are 100s of millions of PHP sites. What’s more, there are lots of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to possess any coding experience. Considering the fact that there’re a handful of versions of PHP, you should make certain that the very same version that you used while building your site is present on the server too.

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

With our Linux cloud website hosting packages, you’ll be able to select the version of PHP that will be enabled for your hosting account, as several versions are installed on our servers. With only one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is released in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve built through the years. Unlike many other hosting vendors, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it is insecure as you may have done modifications to its code to patch safety breaches. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to select a different PHP version for each website hosted in your shared account.

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

If you’ve got a website built with a previous PHP version and you have devoted time and effort to setting it up, repairing safety gaps and inputting web page content, you’ll need to find a hosting service that can support it, as the great majority of web hosts these days offer support only for the most recent version of PHP and drop the earlier ones. We, however, have decided to let you select the exact version that your very own websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, so you’ll be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual settings or misspending time and effort struggling to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. You can change the version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you will also have the ability to pick a different version for each single website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess file.