PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used open-source web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or application created using PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it’s not very surprising that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to build an interactive site with a ton of features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will show unique web content to each user regardless of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while setting up a certain website must be configured on the server so that the site can run flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Website Hosting
With our shared website hosting, you’ll be able to select the version of PHP that will be enabled for your shared account, as we offer support for several versions. With only one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and each time a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. In this way, you will be able to host all the websites that you have set up over the years. In stark contrast to a lot of other hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s vulnerable since you may have done modifications to its source code to patch safety breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to set a different PHP version for each individual website hosted in your shared hosting account.