Where is php5?

software development

#1

I am new to php and dreamhost.

I did a phpinfo() and I saw version 4.4.2.

If php 5 is available, how can use it?

Thanks
Jay


#2

You set it in the control panel. Go to Manage Domains:
https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=domain.manage&

Click on Edit next to the domain under the “Web Hosting” column. Then you have the choice between php 5.1.2 and 4.4.2.


#3

Thanks for the quick response.

Are there any known issues using php5 apposed to using php4?


#4

Are you using any of the one-click installs? Those are listed in 3 categories based on whether they work with 4, 5, or both.

I forget what I installed once (maybe PHP Link Directory?), but the installation tripped up on one PHP version, but ran fine on it–so I installed it with 4, then switched to 5.

You can switch back and forth, so if you run into problems with 5, just switch it back.


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#5

Properly written scripts won’t have any troubles. Properly written as in developer followed the PHP dev’s recommendations in what to do and not to do within PHP4.


yerba# rm -rf /etc
yerba#


#6

I tried installing MediaWiki. It told me it needed PHP5, so I switched my domain over to PHP5 (as described above). I tried installing MediaWiki again and it installed… but now when I try to go to the config page I get an error message saying:

So on one hand it seems the PHP change took, since it allowed the MediaWiki one-click install to work, but on the other it didn’t. Has anyone else had this problem (and how did you fix it)?

Thanks.

Viet-Tam Luu (a.k.a. “Tam”)