PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most widely used coding languages out there. Any site or web application created with PHP will run on a given web server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language absolutely universal and it isn’t that surprising that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to develop a responsive site with tons of options. A PHP-based social networking site, for example, will show different web content to each visitor despite the fact that the page URL will remain the same. In contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while developing a given website must be configured on the server so that the site can run correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Website Hosting

With our Linux cloud website hosting, you’ll be able to pick the version of PHP that will be enabled for your web hosting account, as several versions are supported on our servers. With only one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and every time a new version is released in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve developed over the years. Unlike lots of other web hosting providers, we will not compel you to update such sites, because a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it’s insecure as you may have carried out modifications to its code to plug security breaches. For your convenience, you’ll even be able to specify a different PHP version for each website that you host in your hosting account.