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help on migrating from php4 to php5

Postby fazbob » Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:21 am

Hi all,

Firstly how do i confirm which php is installed on my server? i just joined this company recently and thats when i started using php, and its excellent!!
so how can i check which version of php is installed?

Secondly, i need an easy step-by-step guide (for a php newbie) on how to migrate from php 4 to php 5. The main reason i want to migrate is coz of the simpleXML extension, which i suppose is not in the previous versions, ya? is there any other easy alternative to simpleXML? (that is if we dont end up migrating to php5 soon).

ur help will be of great help.


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Re: help on migrating from php4 to php5

Postby WiZARD » Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:47 am

first: you can view info about version php in command line like php.exe -v
or create file like with content like <?php phpinfo(); ?> and run it

second: I reccomend firsly learn php4 coz not all hosters use php5

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Postby JasonMichael » Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:05 pm

Another thing to consider - your PHP4 code may not port over to PHP5, easily. I have some classes written in PHP4 that PHP5 won't run (it complains). I ended up putting PHP4 back on my server, as I was building a development server according to a deadline.

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