I would suggest spawning a development / test box locally and doing a refresh of all your sites to your local machine to fully test php 5.0 before you deploy it onto your production server.
Some commecial / free apps still ahve problems with php 5.0 it may be best to test them all first before you waste the time putting it on your server.
The other option is of course to compile both 5.0.x and 4.3.x onto your srever and alternate which module is used by apache and test it that way, but you risk impacting customers (if you have any on there) or your own sites.
I have both php 4 and php 5 running on the same server. But I setup 2 different apache services for this. One running php 4 at port 80 and one running php 5 at port 81. I use mod_proxy to forward request from the first to the second apache when php 5 is needed. you can choose between php 4 an php 5 with a rewrite rule in .htacces.
- Just compile apache with mod_poxy
- make two config files (one with php on port 80 and one with php5 on port 81 or 8080).
Run apache twice (one fo each config file)
Add something like this in the .htaccess file of the site which needs php5
Originally posted by MrAlien987 upgrading to php 4.4 will have some script issues too.
What a piece of information
What a development of PHP by stupid developers
How this can be man?!!!
If every new ver of PHP 4.4 or 5.x have an issue with the scripts that programmed on 4.1 or less
Than what is the point of the new ver?
How this can be improvements if the new ver it self is a problem?