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PHP 4 default install

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I've just landed on another server that has PHP4 installed, and the
installation would have been this year.

Why php 4? Why is php5 not the default install, since php4 is several
years old.

Are there any issues with running any versions of JOOMLA on php5?

Jeff
Sep 4 '08 #1
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Jeff wrote:
I've just landed on another server that has PHP4 installed, and the
installation would have been this year.

Why php 4? Why is php5 not the default install, since php4 is several
years old.
Did you ask the hosting company why they installed PHP 4?
Are there any issues with running any versions of JOOMLA on php5?

Jeff
Did you try asking in the JOOMLA support forums?

There are better places than here to ask about both!

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Sep 4 '08 #2

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NC
On Sep 4, 11:26 am, Jeff <jeff@spam_me_not.comwrote:
>
I've just landed on another server that has PHP4 installed,
and the installation would have been this year.
Good for you!
Why php 4?
Because there is no need to fix something that isn't broken. There is
plenty of legacy code out there that was written before the PHP team
even began to contemplate PHP 5.
Why is php5 not the default install, since php4 is several
years old.
Huh? The last PHP 4 release (4.4.9) came out less than a month ago,
on August 7.
Are there any issues with running any versions of JOOMLA
on php5?
This will probably give you the answer you seek:

http://help.joomla.org/content/view/1938/310/

Cheers,
NC
Sep 4 '08 #3

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..oO(NC)
>On Sep 4, 11:26 am, Jeff <jeff@spam_me_not.comwrote:
>>
I've just landed on another server that has PHP4 installed,
and the installation would have been this year.

Good for you!
>Why php 4?

Because there is no need to fix something that isn't broken.
PHP 4 is no longer supported. There was more than enough time (many
years!) to check existing applications for PHP 5 compliance and fix
things if necessary. After all these years still using PHP 4 is not
a reason, but just a lame excuse (IMHO).

PHP 5 is the standard, and at the horizon you can already see PHP 6.
>There is
plenty of legacy code out there that was written before the PHP team
even began to contemplate PHP 5.
At least 90% of it will run on PHP 5 without any problems. The rest has
to be fixed sooner or later anyway. As said - it was enough time.
>Why is php5 not the default install, since php4 is several
years old.

Huh? The last PHP 4 release (4.4.9) came out less than a month ago,
on August 7.
Which was definitely the last update. There will be no further security
patches or bugfixes. It's a completely unsupported system now. Do you
really want to run unsupported software on a production system?

Micha
Sep 4 '08 #4

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