PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly referred to as PHP, is a popular programming language, which can be used to build dynamic websites with interactive components such as discussion forums, e-teaching websites or community sites. In comparison to static HTML-based sites, a PHP-powered site can display unique web content to each user under the same exact page URL. Due to the fact that PHP-based applications can be managed via a single Control Panel, which you can log in to from any web browser, you won’t need to possess any computer programming abilities or prior experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP website. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites worldwide are created with PHP is an indication of the popularity and the simplicity of use of the language. You only need to verify if the web server where you host your site supports the same PHP version as the one that you used whilst creating the site.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers support different PHP versions, which means that your sites will work properly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old website doesn’t automatically imply an insecure one as you may have done plenty of mods to its code. That is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can select which one will be enabled for your shared hosting account. You can change the version with one single click within your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied instantly. If you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each of your domains at the same time.

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

Even if your websites were built with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just a click of the mouse through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 7, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosts, but we strongly maintain that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to develop, as older programming language syntax does not automatically equal safety flaws. Just the opposite, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to pick a different version of PHP for each individual website within the account.