PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous server-side programming languages out there. Any site or Internet application created with PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it comes as small surprise that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to set up a responsive website with loads of different options. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will show different content to each visitor although the URL won’t change. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst creating a particular website must be activated on the server so that the site can run correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Hosting

Our hosting servers support different versions of PHP, which goes to say that your websites will work correctly even if your PHP scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old website does not necessarily imply a vulnerable one as you may have performed plenty of mods to its code. This is the reason why we support PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and you can decide which version will be enabled for your shared hosting account. You can change the version with only one single click of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will be applied right away. In case you would like to run both newer and older scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domain names simultaneously.