Ok let me clear this up I use php5 mysql5 apache2 on my server now with compat mode = ON
Short open tags = ON the scripts run fine this way actually benchmark better and compress well also
I am looking at the future PHP6 is just around the corner with no php4 support in mind such as $_SERVER_DAA_DAA is now php5 all $_SERVER with no suport for $_SERVER_DAA_DAA so to just make them run in php5 and not look at the future is ignorent like me at times like when i didnt upgrade the first time wich is my prob now i was php4 for years when php6 comes out there will im sure have a php5 compat mode...
So i want to code in php5 proper so when php6 is out its not so bad
Do you actually have 56,000 PHP pages? You could keep an older PHP installation running for them, there's no actual need to update.
If you have that many pages there must be a lot of commonality between them.
Are they in a content management system, or are they individually stored as php files?
I'm thinking it may be possible to identify the problems (if any) then run a batch update to fix them.
First I Do Have Over 56,000 Pages. I run a real PHP driven web site with actwal content 250 + topics
and my forum about 100 pages
Second there is a lot of comonality between the they are all seperate php files so if tou could explain the bach process a little more LINUX