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php 5.3 - June 29 is END of LIFE (no more updates for you)

Discussion in 'General PHP and MySQL Discussions' started by Adam Howard, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Na na na na
    Na na na na Hey, hey, goodbye!

    PHP 5.3 reaches END OF LIFE on June 29, 2014. It is expected it may receive a collective security update and maybe a small patch update if any problems directly arrive from that update, but beyond that; you're likely going to be out of luck.

    Strongly suggest you adapt to PHP 5.6 upon it's final release (or 5.5).

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  2. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Crud!!! i think thats me.
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  3. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member


    Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I do a little dance everytime they finally retire an old version of PHP. :p

    All joking aside, you should upgrade to 5.5 or wait for 5.6. You'll love the speed boost (it's noticeable). :)
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  4. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Just completed updating Apache and PHP, holy hell you were not kidding.. not sure how much quicker it actually is now but i can tell a significant difference.
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  5. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    I thought 5.2 was good enough... 5.5 or 5.6 worth upgrading to? why?
  6. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

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  7. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Should move to PHP 5.6 once it is released.

    The change difference between 5.5 and 5.6 is very good in speed, but there is almost zero incompatibility difference which means it should flawless to do. So you have all the benefits, but none of the risk. ;)

  8. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Told you :D

    There have been some significant improvements in the way php outputs the code and it translates into speed! :)
  10. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    upgrading from 5.2 to 5.4 is not easy. i am not sure if i want to perform any other php upgrades for awhile.
  11. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Heard that 5.6 is turning out to be insanely fast. :)
  12. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    I'm still slightly nervous to upgrade from 5.3 to 5.6

    Is downgrading a problem if I run into one? Do I need to redo the config file?
  13. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    Take a backup and it's simple.
  14. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised people still use anything less than PHP 5.4, and that's only because software such as WHMCS doesn't support 5.5 last I checked.

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