PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is one of the most popular multi-paradigm programming languages that are available out there. Any website or app written in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is barely a surprise that there are several million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic website with an immense number of features. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will display different content to each visitor irrespective of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. On the other hand, HTML sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while creating a certain website must be installed on the server so that the site can run correctly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Web Hosting
With our Linux shared web hosting packages, you will be able to select which version of PHP will be active for your shared web hosting account, since we offer support for several versions. With only one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2 and 4 and whenever a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. In this way, you will be able to host all the websites that you have set up throughout the years. Unlike a lot of other hosting suppliers, we won’t compel you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this does not automatically mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have carried out modifications to its code to prevent safety loopholes. For the sake of your convenience, you’ll even be able to pick a different PHP version for each single website hosted in your shared web hosting account.