PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly called PHP, is a popular general-purpose server-side programming language, which can be used to build dynamic sites with interactive elements like message boards, online learning sites or community web portals. In contrast with static HTML-based websites, a PHP-driven website can show unique content to each user under the same exact page URL. Given the fact that PHP-based web-based apps can be managed via a single Control Panel tool, which you can log on to using any web browser, you won’t need any computer programming expertise or prior experience whatsoever to run a PHP site. The fact that hundreds of millions of sites around the globe are based on PHP is an indication of the popularity and the ease of use of the language. You must only verify whether the server where you host your website supports the same exact version of PHP as the one that you used while developing the site.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Hosting
In case you buy a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll never need to ponder over whether or not your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we offer different PHP versions for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one click and in case you wish to change the current version, the new settings will take effect momentarily. Thus, years of work on sites created with an older version of PHP won’t go down the tube. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. Unlike them, we strongly maintain that you should be the one to choose the version that will be used by your own websites.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your sites were created with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click of the mouse via our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the latest PHP 8, we also offer support for 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 most hosting suppliers, but we strongly believe that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to create, since older programming language syntax does not automatically suggest safety flaws. Just the opposite, a well-maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than a badly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the possibility to set a different version for each website within the account.