PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support
What's the 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 is among the most widely used open-source server-side scripting languages. It is very popular since it is free software, which you can use to develop responsive sites like community websites, web stores or online teaching portals rather than static HTML-based sites. A PHP module must be activated on the server where a PHP website is hosted so that its code can be ‘decoded’. As there aren’t any license charges for this type of module and the language provides countless options for the Internet applications that you set up, there’re 100s of millions of PHP-powered websites. Additionally, there’re loads of PHP-based scripts, which you can use for your websites without needing to possess any coding expertise. Given the fact that there’re different PHP versions, you should confirm whether the exact same version that you used whilst building your website is present on the web server too.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Cloud Website Hosting
With our cloud website hosting plans
, you will be able to choose which version of PHP will be enabled for your account, since different versions are enabled on our servers. With just one click, you will be able to switch between PHP 4, 5, 7 and every time a new version is unveiled in the future, we’ll include it in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel without removing the earlier versions. Thus, you will be able to host all the websites that you’ve developed throughout the years. Unlike many other web hosts, we won’t force you to update such websites, because a script may be out of date, but this doesn’t mean that it is vulnerable as you may have done modifications to its code to patch security breaches. For the sake of your convenience, you will even be able to pick a different PHP version for each individual site hosted in your hosting account.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your sites were created with an earlier PHP version, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, as we support several versions running simultaneously on our servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with no more than one click through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the latest PHP 7, we also support 5.2, 5.3 and the older PHP 4, which has already been abandoned by most hosting providers, but we maintain that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to build, since older script language syntax does not automatically imply security loopholes. Just the opposite, a rightly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the possibility to pick a different PHP version for each website within your account.