How To Keep A PHP5.6 Website (Or Lower) Online With Ease

HardenedPHP hosting for old PHP versions

Picture this!

You have spent years, tons of time, and money creating a website.

But technology evolves.

As it does, you discover that the PHP version the website is using is no longer compatible with the website framework, the plugins/extensions, and/or theme/templates.


You took a look, ran some tests, and lo and behold, the website goes down every time you switch to a new upstream supported PHP version.

Kinda a dilemma you find yourself in, huh.

And to make things even more tricky, you see no clear upgrade path.



Today, we are reaching out to tell you that there is an option.

You see, we have been providing a service called HardenedPHP hosting service.

Our HardenedPHP supports using older versions of PHP.


This service is capable of hosting (at the time of this writing):

  • PHP 4.4.9 (not really recommended to be used for any production website but available if you must)
  • PHP 5.1
  • PHP 5.2
  • PHP 5.3
  • PHP 5.4
  • PHP 5.5
  • PHP 5.6
  • PHP 7.0
  • PHP 7.1
  • PHP 7.2
  • PHP 7.3
  • PHP 7.4
  • PHP 8.0
  • PHP 8.1



But there is more.

This service also patches these PHP versions against known vulnerabilities.

That means no script re-writes.

No website breakage with a forced upgrade.

All without compromising your website security.


If you ever have the need for the service, check out and use our HardenedPHP hosting packages to ensure maximum security and flexibility.