PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most commonly used general-purpose web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or app built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not really a huge surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it enables you to develop a responsive website with heaps of features. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while setting up a specific website must be installed on the server in order for the site to behave correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting package from our company, you won’t ever have to wonder whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we offer several versions of PHP for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with only one click of the mouse and if you’d like to change the version, the update will be applied right away. Thus, several years of work on sites built with an older version won’t be wasted. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most hosting companies on the market support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we hold that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will use.