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 best to have them all at hand? How could you switch between them?
PHP, which is a recursive initialism for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most commonly used multi-paradigm programming languages available out there. Any site or web-based application written in PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is activated, which renders the language absolutely universal and it is not really that surprising that there are several million servers that support it and 100s of millions of PHP-powered sites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it permits you to build a dynamic serving site with an enormous number of features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will display different content to each user irrespective of the fact that the URL will not change. By contrast, HTML-based websites are static and the page content itself can be updated only manually. Like any other software, PHP has different versions and the version that was used while developing a particular website must be available on the web server in order for the site to work correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Website Hosting
If you buy a shared website hosting
package from us, you will never need to speculate over whether or not your websites are compatible with the hosting environment, since different PHP versions are enabled on our servers for your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to pick PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single mouse click and in case you wish to change the version, the update will take effect straight away. Thus, years of work on websites created with an older version of PHP won’t go down the tube. Our hosting platform will even permit you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which suggests that you can use newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most web hosting providers on the marketplace offer one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast to them, we maintain that you should be the one to pick the version that your very own websites will be using.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Even if your websites were built with an older PHP version, you’ll be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, as we support multiple versions running at the same time on our servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with no more than one click through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Other than the most recent PHP 7, we also offer 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4. The latter has already been abandoned by the vast majority of web hosting suppliers, but we strongly feel that you should not be forced to modify a website that took several years to develop, since older programming language syntax does not automatically mean safety breaches. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an improperly maintained one using PHP 5. For the sake of your convenience, we’ll also offer you the opportunity to pick a different version of PHP for each single website within your account.