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PHP Server Upgrade from 4.4.8 to 5.2.17

My current webserver is running PHP Version 4.4.8 and we plan on upgrading to PHP Version 5.2.17.

As I have a lot of custom scripts, we're going to go through a proper test phase, but I just wondered if anyone knew of some good articles or had some experiences on what I need to watch-out for.

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Dave Baldwin

8/22/2022 - Mon
Dave Baldwin

This page has an article about upgrading PHP.  I went from 4.4.9 to 5.2.5 then 5.2.17 on this computer without problems.  The MySQL connection can be a problem depending on the driver and database version that you are using.

Upgrading to PHP 5.3 is a much bigger step if you were wondering, especially if you are using Microsoft SQL Server.  

Thanks Dave - I won't be doing the upgrade myself, my web-host will be.

I was more wondering about changes that might cause bugs within my php scripts.
Dave Baldwin

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Thanks Dave, much appreciated.

Yes we're going to do some full Regression testing before we move to the new server which will be running 5.2.17.
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You're welcome, glad to help.