PHP 5.2 / 5.4

  • splibrary

    #8631

    I received this email from BlueHost, which hosts my WordPress website and am unsure what to do/if I need to do anything.

    PHP, the web programming language, has several different versions and we

    will be phasing out PHP version 5.2 in the near future as it has been

    unsupported by its creators for several years now. You are receiving this

    email because your account was found to be using PHP version 5.2.

    If you’re not certain of your sites compatibility with PHP 5.4, you can

    quickly and easily test it by changing your account to PHP 5.4 single using

    the outlined steps below. If, after changing your PHP version to 5.4 and

    your site looks normal and operates without any errors then your site is

    compatible. If you update to PHP 5.4 and you find your site showing errors

    or a blank white screen that is a good sign that something in your site is

    not compatible. Most commonly these are plug-ins or themes that need to be

    updated. Switch the PHP version back to 5.2 and login to your admin panel

    and check for any available updates. If none are available you will need to

    check with the plug-ins/theme developer to see if they have compatibility

    with PHP 5.4.

    It is strongly encouraged you check your sites plug-ins/themes/3rd party

    scripts for any updates in the next 48 hours to avoid any downtime or issues

    Can somebody please translate this into non-tech speak for me and advise on what to do?

    Prasanna SP

    #41581

    Graphene Theme is compatible with PHP 5.4. So there shouldn’t be a problem with Graphene after updating to PHP 5.4. But you may have to check compatibility with other plugins.

    First deactivate all plugins, and then switch to PHP 5.4. Then activate plugins one by one. If you find any plugin is incompatible, just deactivate or delete it. And report it to the plugin developer.

    splibrary

    #41582
    Quote:
    Graphene Theme is compatible with PHP 5.4. So there shouldn’t be a problem with Graphene after updating to PHP 5.4. But you may have to check compatibility with other plugins.

    First deactivate all plugins, and then switch to PHP 5.4. Then activate plugins one by one. If you find any plugin is incompatible, just deactivate or delete it. And report it to the plugin developer.

    How do I switch??? >.<

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #41583

    It depends on your host. You’ll need to follow the directions they gave you. Who is your host?

    Prasanna SP

    #41584

    Contact BlueHost customer support.

    splibrary

    #41585

    The host is Blue Host, and it’s a WordPress site. Is there a way to just switch it on WordPress?

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #41586

    No, this is a server issue, not a WordPress issue.

    Bluehost directions are here: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/447

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