PHP, which is an abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous general-purpose scripting languages available out there. Any website or web application built with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not a surprise that there are actually several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to create a responsive website with a myriad of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will display unique web content to each user even though the URL will be the same. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a given website must be present on the server so that the site can run properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which suggests that your sites will run faultlessly even if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old site does not always suggest an insecure one as you may have carried out plenty of modifications to its source code. This is the reason why we support PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and you can select which one will be active for your web hosting account. The version can be changed with just one single mouse click inside 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 name of yours at the same time.