PHP is one of the most widely used coding languages. It’s highly popular since it’s free software, which can be used to build responsive sites like community sites, e-shops or school websites as opposed to static HTML sites. A PHP module must be activated on the web server where a PHP site is hosted so that its code can be ‘decoded’. As there aren’t any license charges for this sort of module and the language offers endless options for the Internet applications that you build, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites. Plus, there’re a large number of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to possess any programming abilities. Since there’re a handful of PHP versions, you have to verify if the exact same version that you used while building your website is installed on the web server as well.

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

Our shared hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which goes to say that your websites will work faultlessly even if your scripts are out of date. We know that an old website does not inevitably imply an insecure one as you may have implemented a lot of modifications to its source code. That’s the reason why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can pick which version will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with a single click of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will take effect straight away. In case you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even an option 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 Servers

Even in case your websites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the latest PHP 7, we also offer 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been dropped by most web hosting companies, but we strongly feel that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took years to build, as older programming language syntax doesn’t inevitably equal safety holes. On the contrary, a correctly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more secure than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the possibility to pick a different PHP version for each single site within your account.