PHP is among the most commonly used open-source server-side programming languages. It’s very popular since it is free software, which can be used to set up responsive websites like community web portals, online shops or school websites as opposed to static HTML-based sites. A PHP module should be activated on the web server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decrypted’. Because there aren’t any license fees for such a module and the language offers incalculable options for the web apps that you develop, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites. What’s more, there’re lots of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without the need to possess any coding know-how. As there’re a couple of versions of PHP, you have to verify whether the exact same version that you used whilst creating your site is activated on the web server as well.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Web Hosting
Our web hosting servers support several PHP versions, which suggests that your websites will work correctly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We acknowledge the fact that an old website doesn’t automatically mean an insecure one as you may have implemented plenty of source code modifications. That is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can pick which one will be active for your hosting account. You can change the version with one click of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied instantly. In case you’d like to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours at the same time.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even in case your sites were created with an earlier PHP version, you’ll 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 of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click of the mouse via our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 8, we also offer 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. The latter has already been abandoned by the great majority of hosting companies, but we strongly hold that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to create, since older script language syntax doesn’t automatically suggest security holes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also offer you the opportunity to select a different version of PHP for each site within your account.