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  • jrobida999
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    PHP 5.2.9 Link to this post

    My new hosting provider insisted on PHP 5 support, but they failed to tell me that it was 5.2.9. When I contacted them they stated that the version of cPanel they are running is not compatible with 5.3+ and that none of their servers are running 5.3+ either.

    They recommended installing SS anyway to see if it will work.

    My question:

    Will 5.2.9 be sufficient or whill I have issues when trying to install SS 3.0.3?

    Jake

  • Sean
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    Re: PHP 5.2.9 Link to this post

    SilverStripe 3.x won't work on PHP 5.2.9, the minimum supported version is 5.3.2.

    You will run into issues with methods not working and various PHP 5.3 specific syntax such as anonymous functions.

    If you really can't get 5.3 support on your server, you could install SilverStripe 2.4 instead (current version is 2.4.9) which will work on PHP 5.2.

    Sean

  • jrobida999
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    Re: PHP 5.2.9 Link to this post

    I haven't used SS 2.4.9 at all. I'm new to SS 3.0.3 but I love it. What are the drawbacks of 2.4?

  • Sean
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    Re: PHP 5.2.9 Link to this post

    Feature development and enhancements for 2.4 have ceased, development has been focused on 3.x instead, so the only updates to 2.4 are security fixes.

    Just a note that PHP 5.2 support has been cut off by the PHP team, and this has been in effect for a while now. I would suggest to your host they upgrade to *at least* PHP 5.3.2.

    If that's not possible, I would recommend getting a new web host.

    Sean

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