PHP, which is a meta-acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used web programming languages out there. Any site or application written in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not at all unusual that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to build a dynamic serving site with tons of different features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will serve different content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL won’t change. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while setting up a certain website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to work properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers support different PHP versions, which suggests that your sites will work correctly even if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We acknowledge the fact that an old website doesn’t necessarily suggest an insecure one as you may have implemented a lot of source code modifications. This is why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can choose which one will be enabled for your web hosting account. You can change the version with only one mouse click within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will take effect instantly. In case you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there is even a possibility to use a different PHP version for each domain of yours at the same time.