PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most popular web development languages available out there. Any website or web-based application written in PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it is hardly unusual that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it enables you to create a dynamic serving website with a plethora of different features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will display unique content to each visitor even though the page URL will remain unchanged. On the other hand, HTML websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while developing a specific website must be installed on the server in order for the site to work flawlessly.

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

With our website hosting, you will be able to select which PHP version will be active for your hosting account, since multiple versions are activated on our servers. With as little as one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you’ve developed throughout the years. In stark contrast with many other web hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have tweaked its code to plug security gaps. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each website that you host in your shared account.

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

Even in case your websites were built with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time 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 in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the most recent PHP 7, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the majority of hosting suppliers, but we maintain that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to develop, as older script language syntax doesn’t necessarily mean safety breaches. On the contrary, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also provide you with the opportunity to select a different PHP version for each individual website within the account.