PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used server-side scripting languages out there. Any site or web application created with PHP will run on a given web server provided that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s not very surprising that there are actually a few million web servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it allows you to build a responsive website with heaps of different options. A PHP-based community web portal, for example, will display unique web content to each visitor even though the URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst creating a certain website must be activated on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Cloud Hosting

With our Linux cloud hosting, you’ll be able to select which PHP version will be active for your hosting account, as we offer support for several versions. With as little as one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and each time a new version is introduced in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you’ve set up throughout the years. In contrast to lots of other web hosting suppliers, we won’t force you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have performed modifications to its source code to prevent security loopholes. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to choose a different PHP version for each individual website that you host in your shared web hosting account.