PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support
What's the actual difference between PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7? How come it's preferable to have them all available? How can you switch between them?
PHP is one of the most widely used interpreted programming languages. It’s highly popular as it is free software, which can be used to set up interactive sites such as community websites, e-stores or e-learning portals instead of static HTML websites. A PHP module should be activated on the server where a PHP site is hosted so that its code can be read. As there are no license charges for this type of module and the language itself provides unlimited options for the Internet apps that you set up, there’re hundreds of millions of PHP sites. What is more, there’re a multitude of PHP scripts, which you can use for your sites without needing to possess any coding abilities. Since there’re a couple of versions of PHP, you must check if the very same version that you used whilst building your site is installed on the server as well.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Hosting
In case you order a cloud hosting
package from our company, you won’t ever have to think about whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting environment, since multiple versions of PHP are enabled on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with just one mouse click and in case you wish to change the version, the update will take effect instantly. In this way, several years of work on websites built with an older version will not go down the drain. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain name hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run older and newer scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the market offer support for one, sometimes for two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we feel that you should be the one to pick the version that your own sites will use.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a website created in a previous PHP version and you’ve put in time and efforts into developing it, fixing safety breaches and embedding content, you will need to find a hosting service that can support it, since the majority of hosting providers these days offer support only for the most recently published PHP version and drop the previous versions. We, however, have decided to allow you to choose the version that your websites need. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which means that you will be able to run both newer and older scripts without forfeiting any manual settings or frittering away time and effort trying to make your sites compatible with the hosting environment. The current version can be changed via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the whole account, but you’ll also be able to pick a different PHP version for each site hosted in your account using an .htaccess config file.