PHP is among the most widely used class-based programming languages. It’s extremely popular because it’s free software, which you can use to set up responsive websites such as community websites, online shopping portals or e-teaching portals as opposed to static HTML-based websites. A PHP module must be enabled on the web server where a PHP site is hosted so that its source code can be ‘decoded’. Since there aren’t any license charges for this sort of module and the language itself provides innumerable options for the web-based applications that you create, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites. Additionally, there’re a myriad of open-source PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to have any coding knowledge. As there are a few versions of PHP, you have to confirm that the same version that you used whilst building your site is installed on the web server as well.

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

With our Linux shared hosting plans, you’ll be able to pick which version of PHP will be active for your web hosting account, since multiple versions are enabled on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve developed throughout the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other web hosting providers, we will not force you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not mean that it is insecure since you may have performed modifications to its code to patch safety holes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to choose a different PHP version for each single site hosted in your shared web hosting account.

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

If you have a site built with a previous PHP version and you have devoted time and efforts into developing it, plugging security breaches and entering page content, you’ll need to find a hosting service that can support it, since nearly all web hosting providers these days offer support only for the latest PHP version and remove the previous versions. We, however, have decided to let you choose the version that your sites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated plans support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, so you will be able to use both older and newer scripts without losing any custom tweaks or frittering away time and efforts trying to make your websites compatible with the web hosting platform. The version can be changed from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also be able to pick a different PHP version for each individual site that you host in your account by using an .htaccess file.