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 at hand? How do you switch between them?
PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is amongst the most commonly used open-source server-side coding languages that are available out there. Any website or web application built with PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is enabled, which renders the language really universal and it’s hardly surprising that there are several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to create an interactive website with numerous different options. A PHP-based community site, for example, will serve unique content to each user despite the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. In comparison, HTML websites are static and the page content can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while creating a given website must be configured on the server so that the site can run flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Hosting
If you purchase a hosting
package from our company, you’ll never have to question yourself about whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we offer multiple PHP versions for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one mouse click and if you would like to change the current version, the new settings will take effect right away. Thus, many years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP will not be lost. Our web hosting platform will even permit you to use a different PHP version for each domain name hosted in your account, which suggests that you can run newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. In contrast with them, we strongly believe that you should be the one to select the version that your very own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were built with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, since we support several versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just a click via our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. Besides the latest PHP 7, we also offer support for 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the majority of web hosting companies, but we strongly think that you should not be forced to modify a site that took several years to build, since older programming language syntax does not necessarily equal security holes. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained site using PHP 4 can be more reliable than a mismaintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to specify a different version of PHP for each individual site within the account.