PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most famous general-purpose web programming languages that are available out there. Any website or web app built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is installed, which makes the language absolutely universal and it’s little surprise that there are actually a couple of million 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 enables you to create a dynamic serving website with heaps of options. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will serve different web content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will not change. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while developing a given website must be configured on the web server in order for the site to behave flawlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting
With our Linux shared packages, you will be able to select the PHP version that will be enabled for your shared account, as we support multiple versions. With just one mouse 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 will include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you’ve developed through the years. In contrast with lots of other web hosting providers, we won’t force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it is vulnerable since you may have modified its code to patch safety gaps. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to choose a different PHP version for each website hosted in your shared hosting account.