PHP, which is an initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used open-source server-side coding languages out there. Any website or application built using PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is hardly a surprise that there are actually a few million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it permits you to set up a responsive website with a plethora of features. A PHP-based community site, for instance, will display different content to each user even though the page URL will not change. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be edited only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used while developing a particular website must be available on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Web Hosting
If you buy a web hosting package from our company, you will never need to speculate over whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, as several versions of PHP are activated on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single mouse click and in case you’d like to change the current version, the update will take effect right away. In this way, many years of work on websites created with an older PHP version will not go down the tubes. Our web hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting providers on the market support one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we strongly consider that you should be the one to choose the version that your own websites will be using.