Jun15

PHP Upgrade to Version 5.3

Posted by Clint Reeves

PHP

Important Update: It was announced late last year that PHP 5.2 will no longer be supported. Here is the actual quote from the PHP development team regarding the matter.

?The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.16. This release marks the end of support for PHP 5.2. All users of PHP 5.2 are encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.3.

The release focuses on addressing a regression in open_basedir implementation introduced in 5.2.15 in addition to fixing a crash inside PDO::pgsql on data retrieval when the server is down. All users who have upgraded to 5.2.15 and are utilizing open_basedir are strongly encouraged to upgrade to 5.2.16 or 5.3.4.

To prepare for upgrading to PHP 5.3, now that PHP 5.2’s support ended, a migration guide available on http://php.net/migration53, details the changes between PHP 5.2 and PHP 5.3.?

It is necessary that midPhase, along with our clients, take steps to upgrade to a higher version. As such, midPhase will be converting all of our servers over to version 5.3 in the future. We will send out a schedule once we have determined a start date to begin this upgrade. We wanted to give everyone ample notice of this change and provide the time needed to ensure compatibility with your website.

For most of you it will require no or little adjustment if you are currently using PHP. As always if you have questions or concerns feel free to contact our 24/7 Technical Support team for assistance.

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