PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support
What's the difference between PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7? Why is it best to have them all available? How can you switch between them?
PHP, which is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most widely used general-purpose server-side scripting languages that are available out there. Any website or application built on PHP will run on a given server as long as a PHP module is activated, which makes the language really universal and it’s not very unusual that there are actually a couple of million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. What makes PHP preferred over HTML is the fact that it allows you to build a dynamic serving website with lots of different features. A PHP-based social network, for example, will serve unique content to each visitor in spite of the fact that the page URL won’t change. In contrast, HTML sites are static and the page content itself can be modified only manually. Like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the one that was used whilst creating a given website must be available on the server in order for the site to run properly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Website Hosting
With our Linux shared website hosting packages
, you’ll be able to select the PHP version that will be active for your shared account, as several versions are enabled on our servers. With only one mouse click, you’ll be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and each time a new version is launched in the future, we will add it to the Hepsia Control Panel without removing the previous versions. Thus, you’ll be able to host all the websites that you have created over the years. Unlike lots of other providers, we will not force you to update such sites, as a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s insecure as you may have modified its source code to fill security breaches. For your convenience, you will even be able to specify a different version of PHP for each site hosted in your shared hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a website based on an older PHP version and you’ve devoted time and effort into developing it, plugging security loopholes and inputting web content, you’ll need to find a web hosting service that can support it, since the vast majority of web hosting providers today offer only the most recently launched PHP version and give up the previous ones. We, however, have decided to permit you to choose the version that your very own websites require. Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
support PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7, which means that you’ll be able to run both older and newer scripts without forfeiting any custom tweaks or wasting time and effort attempting to make your websites compatible with the web hosting environment. You can change the current version through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and such an update will affect the entire account, but you’ll also have the ability to choose a different PHP version for each website hosted in your account by using an .htaccess file.