PHP is one of the most widely used general-purpose programming languages. It’s highly popular because it’s free software, which can be used to develop interactive sites like community web portals, e-commerce portals or e-teaching websites rather than static HTML-based sites. A PHP module must be enabled on the web server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its PHP code can be interpreted. As there aren’t any license charges for this type of module and the language provides unlimited possibilities for the applications that you build, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites. What is more, there are tons of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to possess any programming experience. Since there are a number of versions of PHP, you need to make sure that the same version that you used whilst setting up your site is enabled on the server as well.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Website Hosting

In case you buy a website hosting package from us, you’ll never need to question yourself about whether your sites are compatible with the hosting platform, since several PHP versions are installed on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with only one single click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the version, the new settings will be applied instantaneously. In this way, many years of work on sites built with an older PHP version will not be lost. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly trust that you should be the one to pick the version that your own websites will be using.

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

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support multiple versions of PHP, which means that you will be able to run all the web applications that you’ve developed throughout the years. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server account, will permit you to set the needed version with one single click. You can choose between PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8. If you wish to host multiple sites in a single account and they have special requirements relative to the hosting platform, you’ll be able to set a different version for each of them regardless of which version is selected for the account as a whole. That’s possible thanks to our custom-developed cloud web hosting platform, which allows us to run multiple versions of PHP at once. By comparison, the great majority of web hosting companies typically offer one, in very rare cases – two versions.