PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web app based on PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it is not really all that surprising that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to build a dynamic site with many different options. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be activated on the web server so that the site can run flawlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which implies that your websites will work without any problem even if your scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old site doesn’t invariably suggest a vulnerable one as you may have carried out a lot of source code modifications. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can pick which one will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with only one single mouse click via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the new settings will be applied momentarily. In case you’d like to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even an option to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names at the same time.