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[resolved] WordPress Update & PHP (12 posts)

  1. dtgusty
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just have a question about PHP.

    You cannot update because WordPress 3.2.1 requires PHP version 5.2.4 or higher. You are running version 5.1.6.

    If I update to PHP 5.2.4 will that effect anything else on my server? I have other WordPress installs that may not get updated as soon, will the PHP update mess them up?

    thanks!

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That really depends what else is running on your server.

  3. Other WP installs shouldn't be affected by that. I was running PHP 5.3.x and WP 3.1 without issues for a while.

  4. dtgusty
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks! Mainly I'm concerned about effecting the other WordPress installs. I couldn't find any info good or bad, so this helps.
    Thanks again.

  5. TCBarrett
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I still have one or two WP 2.8 installations running on 5.3.3

    CAVEAT:
    Upgrading will affect everything else related to it. Which may or may not break anything.

    My rule of thumb is as follows
    - If you're worried about, then it is important
    - If it is important it has some intrinsic value
    - If you're asking vaguely about it, then you're not sure what you're doing
    - If you not sure what you are doing, and it's something valuable, it is worth hiring someone that knows what they are doing

    However, I believe in learning by trying, and learning a lot from mistakes :)

  6. Stout Adventure
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How do I update my php so I can download and run the latest version of WordPress?

    Thank you!

  7. Stout Adventure
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I get this message:

    You cannot update because WordPress 3.2.1 requires PHP version 5.2.4 or higher. You are running version 4.4.9.

  8. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you manage your own server? If not, you need to ask your host about upgrading. It may be a simple switch. But it wouldn't be something you could do as the end user....

    If you do manage your own server..... you really should know how to upgrade php! ;)

  9. Stout Adventure
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Rev Voodoo!

    I don't manage my own server - so it sounds like it would be a Media Temple issue. I'll contact them and see if they can update the PHP.

    I'm an ignoramus in the back end.

  10. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm an ignoramus in the back end.

    Me too! All I know, I owe to google!

    I would hope media temple would be able to help you. I'm on godaddy, and a while back I asked to be moved from php 4.x to 5.x. took about 24 hours, and no complications

  11. Stout Adventure
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I went into my Media Temple account, clicked on PHP settings, and selected PHP 5 from the radio dial menu. It updated automatically and took me 2 minutes to then update my WordPress using the automatic update function.

    It's NICEEEE!

    -(Borat)

  12. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm glad it all went smoothly for you!

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