PHP is one of the most commonly used interpreted programming languages. It is very popular as it’s free software, which can be used to build interactive sites such as social networks, online shops or online learning sites as opposed to static HTML websites. A PHP module should be activated on the web server where a PHP website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘translated’. As there aren’t any license charges for such a module and the language provides endless possibilities for the Internet apps that you develop, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites. What is more, there’re plenty of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to have any programming skills. Considering the fact that there are a handful of versions of PHP, you must verify if the very same version that you used whilst creating your website is available on the web server too.

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

In case you purchase a shared hosting plan from our company, you will never need to wonder whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, as multiple PHP versions are available on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one click of the mouse and in case you need to change the current version, the update will be applied momentarily. In this way, many years of work on websites built with an older PHP version will not be lost. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your own websites.

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

Even in case your sites were built with an older version of PHP, you’ll 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 semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be activated for your account with just a click through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the newest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most web hosting vendors, but we hold that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took several years to develop, as older script language syntax does not invariably suggest security vulnerabilities. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to choose a different PHP version for each individual site within the account.