PHP is one of the most widely used multi-paradigm programming languages. It is rather popular as it is free software, which can be used to create responsive websites like social networks, e-commerce portals or online learning websites rather than static HTML sites. A PHP module must be present on the server where a PHP website is hosted so that its code can be interpreted. Because there are no license taxes for this type of module and the language provides innumerable options for the apps that you set up, there are hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites. Furthermore, there’re a huge number of PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to have any coding expertise. Considering the fact that there are several versions of PHP, you need to check if the very same version that you used whilst developing your site is present on the server as well.

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

In case you buy a website hosting package from us, you won’t ever need to ask yourself if your sites are compatible with the hosting environment, since different versions of PHP are installed on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one click and in case you want to change the version, the update will take effect right away. Thus, several years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP will not be wasted. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we deem that you should be the one to select the version that your own sites will use.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a website created in a previous version of PHP and you have donated time and efforts toward setting it up, fixing safety gaps and appending content, you’ll need a hosting service that can support it, since almost all web hosting companies nowadays offer support only for the most recently published PHP version and give up the older ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to permit you to select the version that your own sites need. Our semi-dedicated plans support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which goes to say that you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual modifications or misspending time and energy striving to make your sites compatible with the hosting platform. The current version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to pick a different version for each site hosted in your account using an .htaccess file.