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Moving to PHP 5

Postby Jeremy » 2007-07-14 10:05 am

The next release of Aardvark Topsites PHP (version 5.3) will no longer support PHP 4. I am supporting the GoPHP5 initiative, which means that any new release after February 5, 2008 will require PHP 5.2 or later.

The main reason for this is that PHP 5 is a lot nicer than PHP 4. In particular, I am eager to use PDO rather than the old database functions.
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Postby finalwebsites » 2007-07-22 02:31 am

I am eager to use PDO rather than the old database functions.


Jeremy, there will be also a version without using PDO?
f.e. support for mysqli?

do rewrite the code for OOP?
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Postby Jeremy » 2007-07-22 10:29 am

there will only be one version. i might end up using mysqli instead of PDO... the main thing i want is prepared statements. PDO has much nicer syntax, but mysqli is a little faster. so i'm not sure.
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Postby boardhopper » 2007-09-21 04:06 pm

Ok, I just updated my php to php5. I'm ready. :D
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Postby alexander7070 » 2007-11-03 01:39 am

Hi! That means if the web-hosting, which I use installed PHP 4.4.7, I will not be able to use the new version 5.3 of your script TOPsites?

Sincerely, Alexander
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Postby Jeremy » 2007-11-03 12:35 pm

that is correct. 5.3 probably won't happen for a while though.
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Postby Xerion » 2007-11-17 03:14 pm

I shall be prepared when the time comes!
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Postby kamranrocksit » 2007-11-25 06:41 pm

can't wait for new version :D
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Re: Moving to PHP 5

Postby alexander7070 » 2008-01-01 03:32 am

Hi! What exactly will be in the new version 5.3 that could not be done in php4? Now my site at a cheap Hosting (php 4.4.7) and to php 5, I must change hosting more expensive. There is a more advanced technology than php, such as Ajax ( http://www.hotscripts.com/Ajax/index.html ), which works on any Hosting. Happy New Year!

Sincerely, Alexander
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Re: Moving to PHP 5

Postby Jeremy » 2008-01-01 03:29 pm

see the link in the original post for my justification. version 5.3 is still a ways off though.
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Re: Moving to PHP 5

Postby basshook » 2008-01-09 07:37 pm

Jeremy,
First I'd like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

My question is: can I still run the current version of topsites after upgrading my server to php 5? My dedicated server management team is suggesting I upgrade to php 5, mysql 5 etc.
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Re: Moving to PHP 5

Postby Jeremy » 2008-01-09 07:52 pm

yes, the current version works fine on the latest versions of php and mysql. keeping those two things up to date is always a good thing.
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Re: Moving to PHP 5

Postby Somebody » 2008-05-26 08:02 pm

So if we already have 5.2 installed and want to have 5.3 will we lose all of our current stats and data on our sites?
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Re: Moving to PHP 5

Postby Jeremy » 2008-06-04 12:22 am

Somebody wrote:So if we already have 5.2 installed and want to have 5.3 will we lose all of our current stats and data on our sites?
nope
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