Install on existing server also used for vB 3.8?


Looking to install and test XF while I keep my old vbulletin site running and active until I'm ready to switch over.

Can I make a new folder within my public_html directory called, say, XFtest, and install Xenforo there without disturbing the vbulletin installation that is also in public_html in a directory called "forums"? Of course I'll make a new database for the XF installation...

Should I expect any problems with this type of setup? Could I run in to problems with the php version or mysql version on the server that is needed for VB not being compatible with that used for XF?



Thanks. But I just see my first problem.
I ran the requirements script that XF offers, and it reports that my server has PHP 5.4.45 and XF needs 5.6. I'm worried if I ask my host to switch my server to PHP 5.6 that might break my vbulletin system. any thoughts?


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You need to meet the minimum versions for PHP (5.6.0) and MySQL (5.5).

You will need to check with VB whether the version you are running can use PHP 5.6.