But, while this is a common mistake made by beginners, this is one that can cause many problems. You may have noticed that all of the code in our website is in PHP, which is a common programming language. But, when you use PHP to do things, then you are probably using an outdated version of PHP. This is because PHP is a scripting language. This means that you are not in control of the way your script interacts with the outside world.
It’s a very common problem to be confused between ‘the’ and ‘the thing’, especially when you are making a new website or programming something new. You need to ask yourself if you really need to work with PHP, which has been around for a very long time now. For this reason, even if you are new to programming, I would suggest you to use php 5.6 or greater.
Another reason for using PHP is because PHP5 has improved the quality of the output of your scripts. This is because with PHP5 you don’t need to use the tags anymore. That’s because the parser now knows that you are writing PHP and will therefore include the script inside the PHP tag instead of the HTML.
Well, you probably don’t need PHP to work with your websites, but you should always use it if you can. Even if its just to get your PHP scripts to work with some websites.
And it’s not just the quality that’s improved, but also the speed of the script as well. You can now use any string in PHP, including “null”, and because it’s now an object, you have access to all the things that your script does on the server (which happens to be very very fast). PHP5 also adds a lot of features, like support for arrays and objects, which in turn improve things even more.
Well, if you’re using PHP5, you can get the speed (and the features) from PHP5.5.x, which is the current stable version. But if you’re just using PHP4, you can use PHP4.x. If you’re using a framework such as Laravel, you should definitely be using their PHP5.5.x version.