PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support
What's the main difference between PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7? Why is it preferable to have them all available? How do you switch between them?
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, otherwise called PHP, is a famous general-purpose programming language, which is used to develop dynamic websites with interactive elements like discussion forums, online teaching sites or social networking sites. In contrast with static HTML-based websites, a PHP-powered website can display different content to each visitor under the same page URL. Considering the fact that PHP-based web apps can be managed via a Control Panel tool, which you can log in to using any web browser, you won’t need to have any web development knowledge or practical experience whatsoever to run a PHP-driven site. The fact that 100s of millions of websites all over the globe are created in PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You should only verify that the web server where you host your site supports the same exact version of PHP as the one that you used whilst developing the site.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
With our Linux cloud website hosting plans
, you’ll be able to choose which version of PHP will be enabled for your account, as we offer support for multiple versions. With as little as one click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and anytime a new version is launched in the future, we will include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the older ones. Thus, you will be able to host all the sites that you have created throughout the years. In stark contrast with a lot of other providers, we won’t force you to update such websites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s vulnerable as you may have edited its code to repair security holes. For your convenience’s sake, you will even be able to select a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your shared account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a website created with an older PHP version and you have put time and energy towards developing it, repairing security gaps and posting web content, you’ll need a web hosting service that can support it, since the vast majority of hosting vendors today offer support only for the most recently introduced PHP version and remove the earlier ones. We, on the other hand, have decided to allow you to select the version that your own websites need. Our semi-dedicated servers
support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which goes to say that you will be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any manual tweaks or wasting time and efforts trying to make your sites compatible with the web hosting environment. The version can be changed through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such a change will affect the entire semi-dedicated account, but you’ll also have the ability to set a different PHP version for each website hosted in your account by means of an .htaccess configuration file.