PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most widely used web development languages that are available out there. Any site or web-based application written in PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language truly universal and it is by no means unusual that there are a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML because of the fact that it enables you to set up a dynamic serving website with a multitude of different features. A PHP-based community web portal, for instance, will show unique content to each user even though the URL will stay the same. In contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used whilst building a certain website must be present on the server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.

PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers support several PHP versions, so your sites will work properly no matter if your scripts are outdated. We recognize the fact that an old site does not necessarily equal a vulnerable one as you may have implemented a lot of modifications to its source code. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 and you can pick which one will be active for your account. You can change the version with only one single mouse click in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the update will be applied momentarily. If you’d like to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even a possibility to use a different version of PHP for each of your domains at the same time.