PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support
What's the actual difference between PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7? Why is it preferable to have them all available? How could you switch between them?
PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most famous multi-paradigm programming languages available out there. Any website or Internet application written in PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it isn’t unusual that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML thanks to the fact that it enables you to build a dynamic website with heaps of options. A PHP-based community portal, for instance, will display different web content to each visitor even though the page URL will stay the same. By contrast, HTML-based sites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Just like any other piece of software, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst developing a given website must be available on the web server in order for the site to behave faultlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Hosting
With our Linux cloud hosting packages
, you will be able to select which version of PHP will be enabled for your hosting account, since multiple versions are installed on our servers. With only one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and whenever a new version is published in the future, we’ll add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the earlier ones. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have developed through the years. In stark contrast with lots of other hosting providers, we will not force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is vulnerable since you may have done modifications to its source code to fix security breaches. For your convenience’s sake, you’ll even be able to choose a different PHP version for each single website hosted in your account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even in case your sites were built with an earlier PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, since we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than a click through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. Aside from the most recent PHP 7, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by the vast majority of web hosting companies, but we reckon that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took several years to create, as older script language syntax doesn’t always suggest safety breaches. Just the opposite, a properly maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an incorrectly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we will also give you the possibility to pick a different PHP version for each single site within the account.