I have php 5.1.6 and need to update if possible and if it is safe. I am a novice and know nothing about the dangers of this? I have some limited skills with SSH and other tools. Currently my web site and server is working fine but I do need to add a few software tools that must work with php 5.2 + My website is a Joomla 1.5.2 install if that helps.
I have PLESK 8.6 and do not know if once I update php do I need to update the PLESK or if that is irrelavant? I have been told that as soon as I update this PHP past 5.1.6 I loose all PLESK support from Parallels. Which is fine I have not needed them for 3 years anyway.
I have heard that YUM could do this and it might be simple. Does anyone know what I can do to get this done safely without messing up everything that is existing and working on my websites database. Please advise what I can do........ a bit worried !