PHP is among the most widely used open-source scripting languages. It is quite popular since it is free software, which you can use to develop interactive websites like social networks, e-shops or online learning websites rather than static HTML websites. A PHP module must be available on the web server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its code can be read. Because there aren’t any license taxes for this sort of module and the language offers innumerable options for the apps that you create, there’re 100s of millions of PHP sites. On top of that, there’re a vast number of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to have any programming know-how. Considering the fact that there’re a few versions of PHP, you have to verify that the same version that you used whilst developing your website is installed on the server as well.

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

With our shared web hosting, you will be able to choose the PHP version that will be active for your hosting account, as several versions are enabled on our servers. With only one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve created throughout the years. Unlike many other hosting providers, we won’t compel you to update such websites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it’s insecure as you may have tweaked its source code to fix security loopholes. For your convenience, you will even be able to set a different PHP version for each website that you host in your shared account.

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

Even if your sites were built 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 at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click of the mouse through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the newest PHP 7, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the majority of hosting providers, but we trust that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to set up, as older script language syntax does not necessarily equal safety vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also give you the opportunity to pick a different version for each single website within your account.