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[Resolved] WordPress Update & PHP

  • 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!

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    That really depends what else is running on your server.

    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.

    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.

    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 🙂

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

    Thank you!

    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.

    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! 😉

    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.

    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

    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)

    I’m glad it all went smoothly for you!

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