Before EasyApache 4 was launched in version 11.52 of cPanel, it created a lot of excitement among web hosting and cPanel enthusiast. Now that it is a regular part of cPanel’s arsenal of tools, most web hosting providers and users love the benefits that its amazing features and functionality provide.
To understand why EasyApache 4 is one of the reasons why cPanel is the most popular web hosting control panel used today, here are 5 reasons why we love EasyApache 4 in cPanel.
Converting to EasyApache 4 is a piece of cake. You don’t have to exert any effort while doing it. Just run the simple command-line script and it will install it automatically.
Furthermore, if you are previously using EasyApache 3, it will automatically install PHP and Apache for you based on your EasyApache 3 settings and profile. You don’t have to manually configure the settings yourself, EasyApache 4 will automatically do it for you.
Unlike the previous version that requires you to do a full recompile of PHP and Apache every time that you make changes, EasyApache 4 are delivered as RPMs, which means that changes, adding modules and provisioning a new profile will only take a minute or so to accomplish.
Gone are the days where you have to recompile PHP and Apache every time a minor update is available. With EasyApache 4, updates are done automatically. Now that EasyApache 4 is RPM based, all updates are automatically processed by the operating system. Updating with EasyApache 4 is now done without effort, which is an added convenient on your part.
Speed is important whenever you run scripts and that is why the ability of EasyApache 4 to support PHP 7 is a welcome relief to all website owners who want to use PHP 7.
Using PHP 7 can increase the speed of running scripts by as much as 40% compared to using PHP 5.
EasyApache 4 provides users the ability to manage multiple versions of PHP from WHM. With this feature, you can customize the settings per PHP versions that you run on your server, set system-wide default, and even set the versions of PHP that you have on a per vhost basis.
With all these features and benefits that EasyApache 4 provides, plus the fact that all EasyApache 4 RPMs are open source, which is easier to customize, you really don’t have any reasons not to love it as much as we do.