PHP is one of the most widely used server-side coding languages. It’s highly popular because it’s free software, which can be used to develop interactive sites like community portals, online shopping portals or e-learning portals rather than static HTML-based websites. A PHP module must be installed on the web server where a PHP site is hosted so that its PHP code can be read. Because there aren’t any license fees for this kind of module and the language itself offers countless options for the web applications that you create, there are hundreds of millions of PHP sites. Plus, there’re a ton of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without having to possess any programming knowledge. Considering the fact that there’re a handful of versions of PHP, you should ensure that the same exact version that you used while building your website is installed on the web server as well.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Hosting
We’ve made a conscious decision not to prevent our current and future clients from choosing the PHP version that their sites will be using, which means that if you order a cloud hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the account as a whole, but also for each domain name hosted by you. This can be done with just one mouse click from our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel via which all web hosting accounts are managed, which is why you will not need to have any technical or programming abilities. You will be able to manage sites based on both old and new PHP scripts without problems, so if you’d like to drop your present web hosting provider and move over to us, you can be sure that all the sites that you have created through the years will continue to work correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your sites were created 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 simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click from our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from 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 vast majority of web hosts, but we think that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to create, since older scripting language syntax does not inevitably imply security holes. On the contrary, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the opportunity to choose a different PHP version for each single website within your account.