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Upgrading The Server's Php Version?


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Hey... I just moved my site from my old web host...

 

But now, some PHP functions are not working like they should...

 

Did some research and found that my old site was currently running PHP version 5.0.3 and that "server 98" --which is the server my site is on, is only running PHP version 4.3.11. Looks like the newest version of PHP is 5.0.5...

 

----Is there anyway ya'll can upgrade to the new version of PHP for me, so I don't have to completely reprogram my PHP code?

 

 

 

Thanks,

Andrew

 

 

 

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P.S. After typing this, I though, "Well maybe I should put this in a support ticket... --Should I do that?

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Andrew, I don't think I've welcomed you yet. So welcome!

 

As for upgrading PHP, while my answer is not an official answer, I've seen this question asked before. The answer given by TCH staff is generally that there are no plans to upgrade PHP for the time being. It's unfortunate in your situation as your site will likely require re-coding. However, we'll await an official response from TCH staff.

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OK, well thanks for the welcome... Everyone is sooooo welcoming... :-D

 

OK, well maybe that's just what I'll have to do I guess... But on the other hand, the release that is installed now, is pretty old... :-\

 

--But to be fair, I just tried out Linux OS a few days ago, and said heck with that, cause it was so stinkin hard to do anything, so I have no idea how hard it would be to upgrade to a newer release...

 

Thanks for your response though!!!

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This subject has been beaten to death in a number of other forum threads. TCH currently has no plans to upgrade its servers from PHP4 to PHP5. TCH has thousands of customers who are happily running PHP scripts with PHP4, and there is a not-insignificant chance that many of these scripts could be broken if the servers were suddenly upgraded to PHP5. Talk about a support nightmare! :thumbup1:

 

and that "server 98" --which is the server my site is on, is only running PHP version 4.3.11.
But on the other hand, the release that is installed now, is pretty old... :-\

The current release of PHP4 is 4.4.0. (I know this because I installed it on my PC yesterday.) The next previous release is 4.3.11. Being only 1 release behind the current one, I wouldn't say that the PHP installed on TCH's servers is "pretty old". :angry:

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Ahhh...ok... I see... Didn't think upgrading from PHP4 to PHP5 would cause other's scripts to be broken... It was a late night...lol.

 

OK, well in that case, I'll just recode, and hope that TCH doesn't upgrade top PHP5.

 

Sorry tho... I'm a n00b... When I said "pretty old" it's because I was comparing "4.3.11" to "5.0.5"... Sorry...

 

Thanks for everything... You guys are still the best!!!!

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At the risk of sounding redundant, as David pointed out in an early post this topic has been beaten to death. TCH will be staying with the most STABLE version of PHP. When (and if) TCH decides to upgrade, a notice will be made WELL in advance.

 

With several thousand customers, you can understand why this has to be this way.

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You know what? I'm such a dumby... I was working two days on this PHP code, and for some reason it wasn't connecting right, so I attributed it to the older version of PHP... I thought somehow the PHP 4 had totally different commands, or something, because it just was not working!

 

In reality, the problem was that I did not add a MySQL user to the database, thus my code was never able to connect to the database. Once I did so, PHP code connected to MySQL just fine, just as I expected. I figured this out after I caught up on some sleep... So I'm attributing it to the lack to sleep... Sorry for opening this topic... ;)

 

:oops: :)

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Ahhh...ok... I see... Didn't think upgrading from PHP4 to PHP5 would cause other's scripts to be broken... It was a late night...lol.

 

OK, well in that case, I'll just recode, and hope that TCH doesn't upgrade top PHP5.

 

Sorry tho... I'm a n00b... When I said "pretty old" it's because I was comparing "4.3.11" to "5.0.5"... Sorry...

 

Thanks for everything... You guys are still the best!!!!

 

Subscribers who use PHPBB would definitely have problems if TCH upgraded to PHP5. It is a known problem that PHPBB (and a lot of other PHP-based software, I'm sure) will break with a change to PHP5.

 

I'm just hoping that PHPBB will get v3.0 out the door before TCH has to upgrade...

 

Regards,

Dan

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