PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used open-source web programming languages available out there. Any site or Internet application based on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it comes as no surprise that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to create a responsive site with a plethora of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will show unique web content to each user despite the fact that the page URL will be the same. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while developing a given website must be set up on the web server so that the site can run properly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting

We have decided not to restrict our current and potential clients from choosing what PHP version their sites will be using, which goes to say that if you get a shared web hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to choose between versions 4, 5 and 7, not only for the hosting account as a whole, but also for each domain hosted by you. This can be accomplished with only one mouse click through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel via which all shared accounts are administered, which is the reason why you will not need to possess any technical or coding knowledge. You’ll be able to host websites based on both new and old scripts without a problem, so if you decide to abandon your current hosting company and switch over to us, you can be sure that all the websites that you have set up through the years will continue to work perfectly.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

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, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just a click of the mouse from our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 8, we also offer 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 abandoned by the majority of web hosts, but we consider that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to set up, since older script language syntax does not always equal security weaknesses. Just the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a non-maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to set a different PHP version for each single site within your account.