PHP is amongst the most commonly used server-side programming languages. It’s pretty popular because it is free software, which can be used to build interactive websites like social networking websites, e-commerce portals or e-learning websites rather than static HTML sites. A PHP module must be enabled on the web server where a PHP-driven website is hosted so that its PHP code can be ‘deciphered’. Because there are no license taxes for such a module and the language offers endless options for the apps that you create, there are 100s of millions of PHP websites. Plus, there are a lot of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any programming abilities. Given the fact that there are a few PHP versions, you must ensure that the very same version that you used whilst developing your site is available on the server too.

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

With our Linux cloud web hosting packages, you will be able to select the PHP version that will be enabled for your web hosting account, as different versions are enabled on our servers. With as little as one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you will be able to host all the websites that you have built through the years. In contrast to many other web hosting vendors, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have implemented modifications to its source code to fill safety breaches. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to choose a different version of PHP for each single website that you host in your hosting account.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Apart from the latest PHP 7, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by the vast majority of hosting companies, but we consider that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to build, as older programming language syntax does not necessarily imply safety loopholes. Quite the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we’ll also offer you the possibility to pick a different version of PHP for each individual website within your account.