PHP, which is a metacronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used open-source server-side programming languages that are available out there. Any site or web app based on PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language truly universal and it isn’t really that unusual that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to develop a responsive site with many features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display different content to each user regardless of the fact that the page URL will be the same. In comparison, HTML-based websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while building a specific website must be available on the server in order for the site to run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Hosting
With our cloud packages, you will be able to choose which version of PHP will be enabled for your hosting account, as several versions are available on our servers. With just one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is published in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. In this way, you’ll be able to host all the sites that you have created throughout the years. In stark contrast with a lot of other web hosting companies, we won’t compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this does not automatically mean that it is vulnerable since you may have carried out modifications to its code to fix safety loopholes. For your convenience, you will even be able to pick a different version of PHP for each single site hosted in your web hosting account.