I have recently taken up learning php, and to be completely up-to-date, I bought the PHP5 Complete Handbook.
I was glad I could create a php-enabled website here, on Frihost.
But I am somewhat disappointed - to put it mildly - that you are still running PHP Version 4.3.11. At least, that is what phpInfo() reports on my first webpage attempt.
When do you intend to upgrade to version 5?
Version 5 has been available since July 2004, and the latest available version is 5.04 (since 31 Mar 2005), so I assume that any infant's disease has been tackled by now.
DO YOU HAVE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT?
|bladercity wrote: |
|DO YOU HAVE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT? |
Knowledge, knowledge, what is knowledge ...
I have read the book but I have never have found the time to actually try out any of the examples in the book. That is what I wanted to start doing now, here on Frihost ...[/b]
Changing to PHP5 would break a lot of scripts like OSCommerce and Xoops and also cause some sql problems. It's just not worth it. Also, for a complete stable version, better wait another year.
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I seem to get disappointed again and again: my new employer gives me a pc with Win2000, because it's too much trouble to upgrade. He doesn't realise that new versions may cost something to upgrade to and to get used to; but in the end the new features and advanced possibilities will increase productivity.
I learnt in the PHP5 book that that version too has many improvements compared to vs 4. But since this is a free service, I don't consider myself in the position to complain.
Thou shalt not look a gift horse in the mouth.
-TomJ-, PHP5 is faster and much more OO. Using it next to php4 is possible, but very hard and causes a lot of problems, including performance.
I just don't want to 'break' a few hundred websites. Just imagine 150 new threads the next day in the support forum: 'my website doesn't work anymore'.
Maybe next year on a new server. At least I we can dream about it ...
Even mySQL 4.1 installation is hard enough.
I'm dreaming for it on the next server.
|Bondings wrote: |
|-TomJ-, PHP5 is faster and much more OO. Using it next to php4 is possible, but very hard and causes a lot of problems, including performance.
If it's faster, but causes problems, then performance = speed, therefore, the speed speed would be about the same as the current version, perhaps slower, due to the problems. So, like Bondings said, -TomJ-, it's just not worth it.
|n0obie4life wrote: |
|Even mySQL 4.1 installation is hard enough.
I'm dreaming for it on the next server.
Part of my learning php, was to configure my own machine. For that I used a combined installer which I found at Apachefriends.
This really is a great package: it contains a lot, it is free and it's so easy: download it, run the downloaded file and the entire system is correctly configured in one go:
- MySQL 4.1.14,
- PHP 5.0.5 + PEAR,
- Perl 5.8.7,
- mod_perl 2.0.1,
- Mercury Mail Transport System for Win32 and NetWare Systems v3.32,
- FileZilla FTP Server,
- and WEB-DAV + mod_auth_mysql.
At the moment there are four XAMPP versions:
- a version for Linux systems (tested for Ubuntu, SuSE, RedHat, Mandrake and Debian),
- a version for Windows 98, NT, 2000, 2003 and XP,
- a beta version for Solaris SPARC (developed and tested under Solaris 8 ),
- and a beta version for Mac OS X.
But I can imagine configuring a multihosting werver is a bit more tricky than just one offline machine.
php 5.0 isn't supported by phpBB. If we install php 5.0, almost all our bulletin boards will crash.
mySQL 4.1, I have no idea why Bondings refuses to update it.
PHP5 is not stable yet , there are many bugs , thats the Reason all the Devs are keeping away from it for now ,
what u can do is install a server on ur own pc , search for it on
I don't really like 5... I have looked into it and I have decided to stay with the older version.
I think We've established we wont be upgrading to PHP 5 at the moment. Possibly when its it more stable and scripts have been updated to support it.
Untill then ...