PHP, which is a bacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous interpreted programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web application built with PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it is no surprise that there are a few million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to set up an interactive site with a vast number of options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will display unique content to each user although the URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Like any other piece of software, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst setting up a particular website must be configured on the server in order for the site to run faultlessly.
PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers support several PHP versions, which implies that your websites will run faultlessly no matter if your PHP-based scripts are outdated. We realize that an old site doesn’t automatically imply an insecure one as you may have performed lots of source code modifications. This is the reason why we support PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 and you can select which version will be enabled for your shared web hosting account. The version can be changed with only one single mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel and the new settings will take effect instantly. In case you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each domain of yours simultaneously.