PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, also called PHP, is a popular curly-brace programming language, which is used to set up dynamic websites with interactive features like forums, e-learning websites or community sites. In contrast to static HTML-based websites, a PHP site can display different web content to each user under the same URL. Since PHP-based web-based apps can be managed via one Control Panel, which you can sign in to using any online browser, you won’t need any computer programming capabilities or past experience whatsoever in order to administer a PHP-powered site. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites all over the globe are built with PHP is an indication of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You should only verify if the server where you host your website supports the exact same PHP version as the one that you used while developing the site.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Web Hosting
With our Linux web hosting packages, you will be able to choose which version of PHP will be active for your account, since different versions are activated on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve built over the years. Unlike a lot of other providers, we will not compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not mean that it is insecure since you may have done modifications to its source code to plug security gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were created with an older PHP version, you will 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 one click through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Aside from the most recent 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 great majority of hosting providers, but we strongly maintain that you should not be forced to modify a website that took years to set up, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t necessarily imply safety holes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the possibility to set a different version of PHP for each individual website within your account.