PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular general-purpose server-side programming languages available out there. Any website or app created using 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’s by no means a surprise that there are a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites hosted on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to build a responsive website with loads of different features. A PHP-based social network, for instance, will show unique web content to each visitor despite the fact that the URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used whilst building a certain website must be set up on the server in order for the site to work properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Hosting
In case you get a hosting package from our company, you will never have to ponder over whether or not your sites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since different PHP versions are activated on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single click of the mouse and in case you want to change the current version, the new settings will take effect momentarily. Thus, many years of work on sites built with an older version of PHP won’t be in vain. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which implies that you can use older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In stark contrast with them, we are convinced that you should be the one to select the version that your very own websites will use.