PHP is amongst the most widely used open-source web programming languages. It is very popular because it’s free software, which you can use to set up interactive sites like community websites, shopping portals or online teaching portals as opposed to static HTML sites. A PHP module must be present on the server where a PHP site is hosted so that its source code can be ‘deciphered’. Because there aren’t any license charges for this sort of module and the language provides innumerable options for the applications that you build, there’re 100s of millions of PHP websites. Besides, there are lots of PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without the need to possess any programming capabilities. As there are a number of PHP versions, you need to confirm whether the very same version that you used while creating your site is present on the web server too.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Cloud Web Hosting
If you purchase a cloud web hosting plan from us, you’ll never have to speculate about whether your websites are compatible with the hosting platform, since different versions of PHP are activated on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single mouse click and if you would like to change the current version, the new settings will take effect momentarily. In this way, many years of work on websites created with an older PHP version will not be lost. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to pick the version that will be used by your own sites.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your sites were built with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each of them can be enabled for your account with just one click of the mouse from our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Besides the most recent PHP 8, we also offer 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the vast majority of hosting providers, but we consider that you shouldn’t be compelled to modify a website that took years to develop, since older script language syntax doesn’t necessarily mean safety loopholes. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also give you the opportunity to choose a different version of PHP for each website within your account.