PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular curly-bracket programming languages available out there. Any website or application created using PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it is not really a surprise that there are a couple of million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because it allows you to set up an interactive site with a plethora of options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will serve different content to each user even though the URL won’t change. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a certain website must be installed on the server so that the site can run flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting plan from us, you won’t ever have to question yourself on whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we support several PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with just one click and if you’d like to change the version, the new settings will be applied instantly. In this way, many years of work on websites built with an older version of PHP will not go down the tubes. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which means that you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the marketplace support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we strongly consider that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your very own sites.