PHP 5.3 or 5.4?


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I'm moving to a new host soon so will be having to rebuild my vps server.

I currently use the dot deb repository and have the option of using 5.3 or 5.4 but I'm not sure which to go for.

Has anyone any suggestions on which would be best? I only use xenforo and wordpress on the server.

Will I have any problems that anyone is aware of? and does anyone know if APC cache works with php 5.4?

Jeremy P

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APC has been built in to PHP since 5.3 (I believe), so yeah it works with 5.4.

If you're on the latest XF version it should be fine, depends on your addons. I think Wordpress is compatible too but I hear some of the addons aren't.. so be careful.

Unless you have anything that really needs PHP 5.4 though I would recommend PHP 5.3 for production for now.

Adam Howard

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I have over 350 modifications, templates, add-ons, skins, and 3rd party products.

I'd say go for the php 5.4 .... It works for me and did make things faster.

Jeremy P

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believe APC has worked with PHP 5.4 since APC v3.1.10 beta
My mistake, I know they're planning to bring it into core but I guess it's still been delayed.
I thought several populat addons had issues with 5.4?
Maybe, I don't have many third party addons installed.

I would recommend PHP 5.3 for now anyways, not that PHP 5.4 isn't stable, but for compatibility reasons. You probably don't need PHP 5.4 for anything at this point.
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