What is the difference between ALT-PHP and EA-PHP versions?
ALT-PHP includes PHP versions that CloudLinux provides along with their PHP Selector feature.
These versions of PHP are often hardened and patched against vulnerabilities to allow users to continue to use applications that require outdated PHP versions.
As of this time, PHP Selector currently offers users the ability to install and use PHP 4.4 all the way to PHP 7.4 and the options for these versions are managed via CloudLinux's LVE Manager plugin in WHM.
For more details regarding the installation of ALT-PHP and PHP Selector, please refer to CloudLInux's documentation.
EA-PHP is the PHP versions that cPanel packages and provides via the EasyApache 4 repositories.
These are the standard versions that are included in a base-installation of cPanel and are managed via the MultiPHP Manager in both cPanel & WHM interface.
Extensions and different versions of EA-PHP are managed via the EasyApache 4 interface in the WHM.