PHP is one of the most commonly used open-source server-side scripting languages. It is quite popular as it is free software, which can be used to create interactive sites such as community sites, online shops or e-teaching websites instead of static HTML-based sites. A PHP module must be available on the server where a PHP-driven site is hosted so that its PHP code can be interpreted. Because there aren’t any license taxes for this type of module and the language offers endless possibilities for the web applications that you set up, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites. Moreover, there are tons of open-source PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any coding skills. Since there are different PHP versions, you have to make sure that the same version that you used while creating your website is available on the web server too.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Website Hosting
With our Linux website hosting packages, you will be able to pick which version of PHP will be enabled for your shared hosting account, since we support several versions. With just one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is released in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have created over the years. In stark contrast with lots of other web hosting vendors, we won’t compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s insecure since you may have tweaked its source code to fill safety breaches. For your convenience, you will even be able to select a different version of PHP for each single website hosted in your shared account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your websites were created with an older version of PHP, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click via our custom Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the most recent PHP 7, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the great majority of hosting suppliers, but we trust that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took several years to develop, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t automatically mean security weaknesses. Just the opposite, a properly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an unmaintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also provide you with the possibility to choose a different version of PHP for each individual website within the account.