PHP is amongst the most widely used general-purpose programming languages. It’s extremely popular because it is free software, which can be used to set up interactive sites like social networking sites, e-commerce portals or e-teaching portals rather than static HTML websites. A PHP module should be enabled on the server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its code can be ‘deciphered’. Since there aren’t any license taxes for this type of module and the language itself provides incalculable options for the Internet apps that you create, there are 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites. Moreover, there’re an enormous number of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any programming abilities. Given the fact that there are a few versions of PHP, you need to verify that the same exact version that you used whilst setting up your site is present on the server too.

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

With our Linux cloud website hosting services, you’ll be able to pick the PHP version that will be enabled for your shared hosting account, as multiple versions are installed on our servers. With only one click of the mouse, you will 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 previous versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you have built over the years. In contrast with many other providers, we will not compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it is vulnerable as you may have tweaked its code to repair security holes. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each website hosted in your account.

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

Even in case your websites 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 several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click via our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the newest PHP 7, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting companies, but we strongly hold that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to set up, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t always imply safety weaknesses. On the contrary, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also provide you with the possibility to select a different PHP version for each website within your account.