PHP is among the most commonly used server-side scripting languages. It’s highly popular as it’s free software, which you can use to build interactive sites such as community sites, web shops or e-teaching portals instead of static HTML-based websites. A PHP module must be installed on the web server where a PHP-powered website is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decrypted’. Because there are no license taxes for such a module and the language provides infinite options for the apps that you set up, there are hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites. What’s more, there’re loads of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to have any coding capabilities. Given the fact that there’re several versions of PHP, you need to ensure that the same version that you used while developing your website is present on the server as well.

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

Our web hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which implies that your websites will work faultlessly no matter if your scripts are outdated. We acknowledge the fact that an old site does not automatically imply a vulnerable one as you may have implemented a lot of mods to its source code. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can choose which version will be enabled for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with only one single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect momentarily. In case you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain name of yours at the same time.

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

Even in case your websites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support several versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click of the mouse through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the newest PHP 7, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most web hosting companies, but we think that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to develop, since older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically mean safety weaknesses. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a poorly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the possibility to pick a different version of PHP for each website within your account.