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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

Post by DavidIQ »

That is a notice about 3.0.8. The announcement is here. Read over that and if you have any issues updating just start a new topic in the Support Forum.
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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Hello
Wow I am so confused now and It is not you guys I know it is me not knowing much about this forums and stuff.

Confused and if this should not be continued here please please point me to the right section.

Our host is Godaddy
our version is
Current 3.07 PLI
PHP Version 4.4.9 so here godaddy is way behind
And this is where I am confused
Since I/We threw FTP loaded and installed this forum a few years back and have been updating it threw here.
I don't understand how or what godaddy.com would have to update did I/we install the wrong or outdated version 4.4.9 back then or does this have something to do with the server files that allow us to run PHP forums
I think it is called my SQL or something like that.
I guess I need to kown what I have to tell godaddy to update and in updating to 5.2 will that lead to a loss of post and stuff.
I am nervous that I will lose years of post and info and have to start new man would that be a shame and my members would be just pissed :lol:

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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RHitman wrote:Hello
Wow I am so confused now and It is not you guys I know it is me not knowing much about this forums and stuff.

Confused and if this should not be continued here please please point me to the right section.

Our host is Godaddy
our version is
Current 3.07 PLI
PHP Version 4.4.9 so here godaddy is way behind
And this is where I am confused
Since I/We threw FTP loaded and installed this forum a few years back and have been updating it threw here.
I don't understand how or what godaddy.com would have to update did I/we install the wrong or outdated version 4.4.9 back then or does this have something to do with the server files that allow us to run PHP forums
I think it is called my SQL or something like that.
I guess I need to kown what I have to tell godaddy to update and in updating to 5.2 will that lead to a loss of post and stuff.
I am nervous that I will lose years of post and info and have to start new man would that be a shame and my members would be just pissed :lol:

Thank you
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Godaddy usually lets you switch PHP versions quite easily. Talk to support and see what they can do for you.

The only reason Godaddy keeps PHP 4 is to maintain backwards compatibility with applications. They do offer PHP 5.
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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RHitman wrote:I am nervous that I will lose years of post and info and have to start new man would that be a shame and my members would be just pissed :lol:
All of that is stored in the database (MySQL) which is not directly connected to PHP or it's version. I would follow the suggestion given by zenpher and contact GoDaddy.
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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My version is - PHP Version 4.4.9.

I am with 1&1 hosting,

Iv paid for the webspace and uploaded and installed the forums myself.
Would i still need to contact 1&1 for them to update this or is this something i need to do myself as i cant really see how 1&1 would be affecting something iv installed myself, if that makes sense?
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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Yes, you need to contact 1and1 (if you plan on updating to 3.1.x when it becomes available). Personally, if my host was still running PHP 4, I'd be looking for a new host.
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kapcha wrote:My version is - PHP Version 4.4.9.

I am with 1&1 hosting,

Iv paid for the webspace and uploaded and installed the forums myself.
Would i still need to contact 1&1 for them to update this or is this something i need to do myself as i cant really see how 1&1 would be affecting something iv installed myself, if that makes sense?
Like GoDaddy, you can switch to PHP5 on 1&1 quite easily. Contact their support for help.
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Phil wrote:Like GoDaddy, you can switch to PHP5 on 1&1 quite easily. Contact their support for help.
Or move to a better company. :)

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Sierron wrote:
Phil wrote:Like GoDaddy, you can switch to PHP5 on 1&1 quite easily. Contact their support for help.
Or move to a better company. :)

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At this point, if your host hasn't bugged you to update to PHP5 (at least once mentioned it somewhere), it's time to start shopping around for something better.

All the hosts on the Hosting page here, for example, are checked to make sure that they use the latest versions of software. This does not guarantee perfection, of course, but it at least demonstrates a basic competency.
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Marshalrusty wrote:At this point, if your host hasn't bugged you to update to PHP5 (at least once mentioned it somewhere), it's time to start shopping around for something better.

All the hosts on the Hosting page here, for example, are checked to make sure that they use the latest versions of software. This does not guarantee perfection, of course, but it at least demonstrates a basic competency.
Do the hosts on that page all use 5.3?

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Callum95 wrote:Do the hosts on that page all use 5.3?

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Marshalrusty wrote:At this point, if your host hasn't bugged you to update to PHP5 (at least once mentioned it somewhere), it's time to start shopping around for something better.

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PHP 5.2.14 would count as latest, right? And if that didn't, PHP 5.2.15 definitely would?

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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5.3.3 is the latest ;), although any version above 5.2 will do. PHP 5.2 is also a lot more often used by hosts although some allow you to switch to PHP 5.3.x through an .htaccess file but you'll have to contact your host about that.
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I'm on a staff server at my hosting company running whatever version of PHP I want, I was just wondering though :)

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