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Upgrading to PHP 5.3 . Any Issues or Precaution ?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by DFI, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. DFI

    DFI Active Member

    Planning to upgrade my php to latest version i.e 5.3 but stuck after reading this.


    Anything to worry about or i should go ahead withe upgrade ?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are no issues - I am running 5.3 and XF 1.2.1.
     
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  3. DFI

    DFI Active Member

    Thanks for the quick confirmation (y)
     
  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Upgrading to php 5.3? You should look at going right to 5.4.
     
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  5. DFI

    DFI Active Member

    Actually. Will do that straight though. Thanks !
     
  6. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    5.5 is also working fine ;)
     
  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Really? APC currently working with it (and yes, I know you can use php5-apcu for user cache)? GeoIP currently working with it? Last time I checked the latter didn't.
     
  8. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    dont know. i have a sharedhoster with 5.5 and xenforo.
     
  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    If you are on a shared host, it's highly unlikely you would use the GeoIP as it is resource intensive and most shared hosting providers will not allow it. Same with the cache mechanisms - you get what they provide. If you run a VPS or a dedicated server you have more control on what to run - but you don't always get to stay on the bleeding edge if you need some of the older stuff that hasn't been updated to run with it. :(
    That's why I usually stay on the next to latest (5.4 vs 5.5) until they get all the modules I need compiled to run with it.
     
  10. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    GeoIP works fine... we use it with 5.5.
     
  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Did you have to compile yourself or is it shipping for Debian? I have a habit now on the systems (not at home of course) of doing NO compiling of code. Not pre-packaged for the release then not used.
    I'll check dotdeb and see if they have it yet.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
  12. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    No idea, I don't use Debian. But I always compile my own PHP binaries even if the version I want is in a repo or RPM. Self-compiled runs quite a bit faster since it's tuned just for your server architecture and not a generic version for everything.
     
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  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    That's why I do it on the test boxes at the house but not the production servers. I just hate doing it across multiple servers and then keeping up when they have a bug-fix come out rolling it in. It's easier for me to let the package maintainers do it. :coffee:
     

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