I am running wordpress (ver 3.4.2) right now on php 5.2 here on dreamhost and want to upgrade to 5.3. I have read that some people had issues doing this switch, particularly with a custom php.ini file.
What issues will I / could I run into when upgrading to php 5.3 with wordpress and/or the custom php.ini file?
php.ini file - I needed to set the max_execution_time for longer.
The way PHP5.3 works at DreamHost has made php.ini customisation an absolute breeze.
Just add any custom directives you'd like to set in a phprc file:
mkdir -p ~/.php/5.3
You can create this via SFTP, too
Being a newbie to this, I had a friend show me how to do this. So the only thing I needed with the custom php.ini file was to have a longer max_execute_time longer than the default which is 30.
-Will I need to clear the old php.ini file before I upgrade?-How do you access the phprc file?
You can edit the php.ini file, if you have one.
The phprc file is just a file, so if you do it with SSH, you can use VI. Or FTP, just open the file.