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 at hand? How do you switch between them?
PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most famous multi-paradigm programming languages out there. Any website or app created using PHP will run on a given server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which makes the language truly universal and it’s not very surprising that there are actually a few million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-powered websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to develop a dynamic website with a huge number of options. A PHP-based community website, for example, will serve different content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL will stay the same. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the content on the pages can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has several versions and the one that was used while setting up a given website must be enabled on the server in order for the site to run correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Web Hosting
With our web hosting
, you’ll be able to choose which version of PHP will be enabled for your shared web hosting account, since multiple versions are available on our servers. With as little as one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the previous ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve developed over the years. In contrast to a lot of other providers, we won’t compel you to update such websites, as a script may be outdated, but this doesn’t automatically mean that it’s insecure since you may have implemented modifications to its code to fix safety holes. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to choose a different version of PHP for each individual website that you host in your hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a site based on a previous PHP version and you have donated time and effort to developing it, fixing safety holes and inserting page content, you will need a hosting service that can support it, as the majority of hosting suppliers nowadays offer support only for the most recently published PHP version and give up the previous versions. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to select the exact version that your websites need. Our semi-dedicated hosting service
support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which means that you will be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom modifications or misspending time and efforts struggling to make your sites compatible with the web hosting platform. The current version can be changed from the Hepsia Control Panel and such an update will apply to the entire account, but you will also have the ability to specify a different version for each single site hosted in your account by using an .htaccess configuration file.