Reverting to PHP4

I need php4 for a testing site. I’m currently showing version 5.2.6 (http://www.findmyshops.com/phpversion.php)

What do I need to put in my htaccess file in order to force “php” extensions to use php4?

I’ve tried “AddType application/x-httpd-php4 .php .htm .html” but it isn’t working or there is a lag.

Thank you in advance.

PHP4 is officially “end of life” by PHP, and is deprecated here at DreamHost. There is no way, at present, to set a domain to run PHP4 on DreamHost other than to compile your own PHP4 PHP-CGI.

http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2008/08/22/php4-will-no-longer-be-available-for-new-domains-starting-082608/

Old domains that had PHP4 active we left grandfathered for a bit, but once a domain is set to PHP5, it cannot be reverted.

The old workaround of using mod_php PHP4 via an .htaccess directive is now no longer working either. As servers have been upgraded, mod_php has been removed altogether.

It is, quite simply, time to say “Goodbye” to PHP4.

–rlparker
–DreamHost Tech Support

Gotcha and thanks so much for the quick reply.

Now if everyone on the planet would please upgrade to php5 I can move forward with development, OK? :slight_smile:

If it’s a necessity for development then, as Robert has pointed out, you can compile your own PHP4 CGI.

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