Back when cPanel & WHM were at version 11.52, many users were happy with the then-launched EasyApache 4 and MultiPHP. A lot of them configured it to their own liking, and much to their satisfaction, it delivered what they needed. Because of the benefits it delivers, EasyApache 4 has become one of the most commonly used Apache servers in cPanel & WHM.
EasyApache 4 Today
In version 11.52, the team gave out a ‘Technical Preview’ warning to users regarding its potential for instability. Fortunately though, the software proved to be stable. However, there is still a bit of concern when it comes to migrating EasyApache 3 to the latest version.
For users of the default EasyApache 3, migrating their profile to the EA4 is not that difficult. For those using a profile other than the default, some issues may still arise.
Improvements Done on EA4
The cPanel & WHM experts continue to strive hard to bring only the best to their users, and with these efforts, they have managed to improve EA4. Here are a few of these improvements you can expect with EasyApache’s latest version:
The team made major changes on the in order to have a better understanding of various EasyApache 3 installations. They did this so that they can choose the most appropriate EA4 packages. And although a great percentage of the EA3 options list is in EA4, some users may still encounter issues. In the event this happens, the migration script will notify you right away, even providing you with advice on what you should do next. Additionally, the script conduct simple checks so that users who want to revert their migrated EA4 profile will have an easier time doing so.
In WHM, you will find a longer list of EasyApache4 options. Thanks to these additions, you, together with other users, will have an easier time using the interface.
Because of all the enhancements and tweaks EasyApache 4 has undergone, we can now all say goodbye to EA4’s ‘Technical Preview’ and welcome the ‘Beta’ version. This means that production is almost ready, although the team still hopes for feedback from users so that they can continue augmenting the platform for better performance.
What the Future Holds for EasyApache 4
As EasyApache 4 is still relatively new, you can expect the team to further improve it for everyone’s sake. Here are a few things the future holds for EA4:
PHP 7 is in the works and will soon be integrated with EasyApache 4.
The team is also said to be developing complete support services for both MultiPHP PECL & PEAR for EA4. This means that administrators and users will soon have the ability to easily and quickly install extensions, both in compiled and uncompiled form, for their websites, whichever version it is running on.
Another goal for EasyApache 4 is turning it into the default software for both cPanel & WHM.