PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used imperative programming languages available out there. Any website or Internet app written in PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it’s by no means a surprise that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to build a dynamic site with numerous options. A PHP-based social network, for example, will show unique web content to each user although the page URL won’t change. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while building a certain website must be installed on the web server in order for the site to behave correctly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Web Hosting

With our Linux web hosting packages, you’ll be able to pick the version of PHP that will be enabled for your shared hosting account, as different versions are enabled on our servers. With only one mouse click, you will be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and anytime a new version is published in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have set up throughout the years. In contrast with many other hosting providers, we will not force you to update such sites, because a script may be out of date, but this does not automatically mean that it is insecure as you may have done modifications to its code to prevent security loopholes. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each website that you host in your shared account.