PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support
What's the actual difference between PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7? Why is it preferable to have them all available? How can you switch between them?
PHP, which is a recursive abbreviation for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular general-purpose programming languages available out there. Any website or application created using PHP will run on a given web server on the condition that a PHP module is installed, which renders the language absolutely universal and it’s barely surprising that there are actually several million web servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites hosted on them. PHP is preferred over HTML owing to the fact that it permits you to create an interactive site with a plethora of different features. A PHP-based social networking site, for instance, will display unique content to each visitor regardless of the fact that the page URL will stay unchanged. In contrast, HTML websites are static and the page content can be modified only manually. Just like any other software program, PHP has different versions and the version that was used whilst creating a particular website must be set up on the server in order for the site to work flawlessly.
PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 Support in Shared Hosting
In case you order a shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll never need to question yourself on whether your sites are compatible with the web hosting platform, since different PHP versions are available on our servers for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 7 with only one single click and if you would like to change the current version, the update will take effect immediately. In this way, many years of work on websites built with an older version of PHP won’t go down the tubes. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which means that you can use newer and older scripts at the same time. Most web hosting companies on the marketplace offer support for one, sometimes for two PHP versions. In contrast to them, we strongly reckon that you should be the one to choose the version that your very own sites will use.