PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous web programming languages available out there. Any site or web application built using PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language truly universal and it’s little wonder that there are a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to build a dynamic site with a ton of options. A PHP-based community website, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will be the same. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while developing a particular website must be set up on the server in order for the site to work correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Website Hosting
With our Linux website hosting packages, you’ll be able to pick which PHP version will be active for your shared account, since several versions are enabled on our servers. With only one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is unveiled in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve built over the years. In contrast with many other hosting vendors, we won’t compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t mean that it is insecure as you may have modified its code to patch security gaps. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each site that you host in your web hosting account.