PHP, which is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous server-side programming languages out there. Any website or application built on PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it’s small wonder that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to develop a dynamic site with a plethora of options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will serve unique web content to each user irrespective of the fact that the page URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML sites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst creating a certain website must be set up on the web server in order for the site to run flawlessly.

PHP 4 and PHP 5 Support in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from our company, you won’t ever need to think about whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as different PHP versions are activated on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 with only one single click and in case you want to change the version, the update will be applied instantly. Thus, many years of work on websites created with an older version will not be in vain. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, so you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we strongly believe that you should be the one to select the version that your own websites will use.