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My host go to upgrade the php and MySQL version and I AM SCARED (7 posts)

  1. minimalnet
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi, sorry my bad english. I am using in hostgator until now PHP 4.4.4 and MySQL 4.1.22-standard

    Today I received and email announcing to me they go to upgrade to php5 and MySQL5 and I am a few scared with that.

    Can work well my blog after this?.

  2. transom
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    While there is no way to guarantee that this move will go perfectly, many WordPress blogs are already running on web hosts using PHP5 and MySQL5 (including my own blogs on Dreamhost)

    Be sure that you have upgraded your third-party themes and plugins to the latest version. For the ones that are critical to your blog - you may want to contact the author to confirm that they have been tested under PHP5.

  3. minimalnet
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Then the problem can be with the themes or puglins "only"?

  4. minimalnet
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Finally I contanct with the host and I used the option to avoid the upgrade.

    I prefer continue with the current versions of php and mysql to avoid problems.

  5. navigadget
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm in the same situation as minimalnet. I think I'll opt out of their automated php upgrade so they won't touch my wordpress installation.

    Are we sure the latest and greatest WordPress works fine on PHP5 and MySQL5?

  6. navigadget
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just tested if my installation would handle hostgator's upgrade to php5. I added
    AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php
    to the top of my .htaccess file.

    It seems to work fine. So I will go ahead and opt-out of hostgator's auto-update program so they won't touch my files.

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I use WordPress on PHP 5 and MySQL 5. It works perfectly, no issues at all.

    In fact, I recommend running it on PHP 5. PHP 4 has given me more problems than PHP 5 has. PHP 4 is old, outdated, and dying. Switch.

    http://www.gophp5.org/

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