PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular multi-paradigm programming languages out there. Any website or web-based app built on PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it isn’t that surprising that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it enables you to set up a responsive site with a huge number of options. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will show different content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while developing a given website must be available on the server in order for the site to work correctly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
With our Linux cloud website hosting, you will be able to select which PHP version will be enabled for your account, as we support multiple versions. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and every time a new version is unveiled in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve created over the years. In stark contrast to many other hosting vendors, we won’t compel you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is insecure as you may have performed modifications to its code to fill safety gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to choose a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your shared account.