PHP is amongst the most widely used class-based programming languages. It’s very popular since it is free software, which you can use to build interactive websites like community portals, shopping portals or online learning websites rather than static HTML-based websites. A PHP module should be activated on the server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decoded’. Since there aren’t any license fees for this sort of module and the language provides countless possibilities for the web apps that you set up, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP websites. Additionally, there’re heaps of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any programming know-how. Given the fact that there’re a few versions of PHP, you ought to verify if the same exact version that you used while building your website is present on the server too.

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

With our Linux shared website hosting plans, you will be able to choose the PHP version that will be active for your web hosting account, since multiple versions are installed on our servers. With as little as one click of the mouse, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is unveiled in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you have built through the years. In stark contrast with a lot of other web hosting vendors, we will not compel you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have edited its source code to prevent security loopholes. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each single site that you host in your shared account.

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

Even in case your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click via our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Other than the newest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by most web hosting providers, but we trust that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a site that took years to build, as older programming language syntax does not automatically equal safety holes. On the contrary, a rightly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also provide you with the possibility to select a different version for each single site within your account.