PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support
What's the real difference between PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7? Why is it best to have them all available? How could you switch between them?
PHP is one of the most widely used general-purpose server-side coding languages. It’s exceptionally popular since it’s free software, which you can use to create interactive websites like community portals, Internet shops or e-learning sites instead of static HTML websites. A PHP module must be available on the server where a PHP-powered site is hosted so that its source code can be read. Since there are no license fees for this sort of module and the language provides incalculable possibilities for the apps that you develop, there are hundreds of millions of PHP sites. Additionally, there are a vast number of PHP scripts, which you can use for your websites without having to possess any coding experience. Since there are several versions of PHP, you have to ensure that the exact same version that you used while developing your website is installed on the web server as well.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Website Hosting
In case you purchase a shared website hosting
plan from our company, you will never need to wonder whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as multiple versions of PHP are supported on our servers for the sake of your convenience. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to choose PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one click and in case you want to change the current version, the update will be applied immediately. Thus, many years of work on websites created with an older PHP version will not go down the tube. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different version of PHP for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run older and newer scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace support one, sometimes two PHP versions. In stark contrast with them, we reckon that you should be the one to select the version that will be used by your very own sites.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Semi-dedicated Servers
Even if your websites were created with an older version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, as we support multiple versions running simultaneously on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be activated for your account with just one click of the mouse through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Apart from the most recent PHP 7, we also support 5.3, 5.2 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by the vast majority of web hosting companies, but we strongly believe that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a website that took several years to set up, as older scripting language syntax does not necessarily suggest safety weaknesses. Quite the opposite, an adequately maintained website using PHP 4 can be more reliable than an inadequately maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we’ll also offer you the possibility to set a different PHP version for each website within your account.