PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support
Find out about PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, why it’s good to have them all and how to easily transition between different PHP versions.
PHP is among the most widely used class-based programming languages. It’s rather popular since it is free software, which can be used to create interactive sites like social networks, online shops or e-teaching websites as opposed to static HTML-based sites. A PHP module must be available on the web server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its code can be interpreted. As there are no license charges for such a module and the language provides incalculable options for the web applications that you develop, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites. What’s more, there’re tons of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your sites without having to possess any programming skills. Given the fact that there’re a handful of versions of PHP, you have to verify if the same exact version that you used while developing your website is available on the server as well.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Website Hosting
With our shared website hosting plans
, you’ll be able to choose which PHP version will be active for your hosting account, as different versions are enabled on our servers. With just one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is published in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve set up over the years. In contrast with a lot of other web hosts, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it is insecure since you may have tweaked its code to patch security gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your shared web hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even in case your websites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, since we support different versions running simultaneously on our servers and each of them can be activated for your account with no more than a click through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. In addition to the latest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the great majority of web hosts, but we strongly trust that you should not be compelled to modify a website that took years to create, as older scripting language syntax doesn’t invariably imply security gaps. Quite the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a negligently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience, we will also provide you with the possibility to choose a different PHP version for each site within the account.