PHP is amongst the most widely used web development languages. It’s quite popular since it is free software, which you can use to set up responsive sites such as community web portals, e-shops or e-teaching websites as opposed to static HTML-based sites. A PHP module should be enabled on the server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘decrypted’. Since there aren’t any license charges for this sort of module and the language provides innumerable options for the apps that you develop, there are hundreds of millions of PHP websites. Also, there’re numerous open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any coding knowledge. Since there are a handful of versions of PHP, you should ensure that the very same version that you used whilst setting up your website is enabled on the web server too.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Website Hosting
Our website hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which goes to say that your websites will work properly even if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We acknowledge the fact that an old website doesn’t necessarily imply a vulnerable one as you may have performed plenty of mods to its source code. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can pick which version will be active for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with only one single click of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect momentarily. If you wish to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain name of yours at the same time.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your websites 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 multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse from our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the latest PHP 8, we also support 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 web hosting providers, but we consider that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took years to build, since older programming language syntax does not always equal security holes. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the opportunity to pick a different PHP version for each individual website within your account.