PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used open-source web programming languages out there. Any site or application created in PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not a big surprise that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it allows you to set up a dynamic serving site with plenty of features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will serve unique web content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a particular website must be enabled on the web server so that the site can run properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

With our cloud hosting, you’ll be able to select the version of PHP that will be enabled for your shared hosting account, as we offer support for several versions. With as little as one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and whenever a new version is published in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the sites that you have set up throughout the years. In contrast to a lot of other web hosting companies, we won’t force you to update such websites, as a script may be out of date, but this does not necessarily mean that it is insecure since you may have edited its source code to repair safety holes. For your convenience, you will even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each website that you host in your shared hosting account.