PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used class-based programming languages out there. Any website or web application built using PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not very unusual that there are a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it permits you to set up a dynamic site with a myriad of different features. A PHP-based social networking website, for instance, will serve different content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will be the same. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while building a specific website must be activated on the server in order for the site to work flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting
If you buy a cloud hosting package from us, you’ll never need to speculate over whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we support several PHP versions for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 or 4 with just one single click and in case you need to change the current version, the new settings will take effect right away. In this way, years of work on sites created with an older version won’t go down the drain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast to them, we strongly consider that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own websites will use.