PHP is among the most widely used general-purpose server-side programming languages. It’s highly popular as it’s free software, which can be used to create responsive sites such as community portals, web shops or e-learning portals rather than static HTML websites. A PHP module must be present on the server where a PHP site is hosted so that its code can be ‘translated’. As there aren’t any license taxes for this sort of module and the language provides countless options for the web-based applications that you create, there are hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites. What’s more, there are an enormous number of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to possess any programming abilities. Considering the fact that there are a number of versions of PHP, you should confirm if the very same version that you used while developing your website is installed on the web server too.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Website Hosting
With our shared website hosting plans, you will be able to pick the version of PHP that will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, since different versions are available on our servers. With just one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have developed over the years. In contrast with many other web hosts, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it is vulnerable as you may have modified its source code to fix security breaches. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to select a different PHP version for each website that you host in your web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a site created using an older PHP version and you have spent time and energy setting it up, filling security gaps and appending web page content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, as the majority of web hosting providers these days offer support only for the latest version of PHP and abandon the previous versions. We, however, have decided to let you pick the version that your websites need. Our semi-dedicated plans support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8, which goes to say that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual settings or misspending time striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The version can be changed via the Hepsia Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole semi-dedicated server account, but you’ll also have the ability to specify a different version of PHP for each individual site that you host in your account using an .htaccess file.