PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used open-source server-side scripting languages available out there. Any site or app built on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it is by no means unusual that there are actually several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to develop an interactive site with plenty of different options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will show different content to each user regardless of the fact that the URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be updated only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a specific website must be present on the web server in order for the site to run properly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you won’t ever have to ponder whether your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, as multiple PHP versions are enabled on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with just one click of the mouse and in case you would like to change the version, the update will be applied momentarily. In this way, many years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP won’t go down the tubes. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most hosting providers on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast with them, we strongly deem that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own sites will use.