PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used general-purpose scripting languages available out there. Any site or app created with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language really universal and it is hardly a surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to create a responsive site with a plethora of features. A PHP-based community site, for example, will display unique web content to each user although the URL will remain the same. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while creating a certain website must be available on the web server in order for the site to run flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting servers support several PHP versions, which suggests that your sites will work faultlessly even if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We realize that an old site doesn’t invariably mean an insecure one as you may have carried out lots of modifications to its code. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can pick which version will be enabled for your hosting account. The version can be changed with a single mouse click from your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied instantaneously. If you wish to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even an option to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours at the same time.