[wp-hackers] Lunarpages PHP5 Discussion
speedboxer at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 21:02:33 GMT 2007
I'm going to talk to my host's (BlueFur) owner about this... See if I can
get him to go along with this "campaign".
On 7/9/07, Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net> wrote:
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> I was speaking to a good friend of mine at Lunarpages about our PHP5
> and pretty much asking if she had any idea what it would take to get this
> switch to actually happen (if ever) - seeing as she works at one of the
> biggest webhosts I figured I'd see what she thought.
> Basically it was like most of the comments in the previous thread were
> saying, it's pure laziness and there is no real good reason for it.
> She showed me something really interesting - their implementation of PHP5
> (5.2.3 -and- due for an upgrade) is a big button in the customer's control
> panel that says "Switch to PHP (4|5)" and the client just has to press it
> and the .htaccess file is auto-created - pretty simple, I don't get why
> the other hosts are making such a fuss.
> Anyway, it seems Lunarpages is pretty keen on the PHP5 campaign: I barely
> finished with that conversation when this appeared on their blog:
> It looks like Lunarpages is committing themselves to providing as recent
> versions of PHP5 as are necessary, offering a discount too.
> I'm wondering if other hosts wouldn't be willing to take a leaf out of
> book - I mean it's not as if it's in 1and1|dreamhost|aso|whatever's favor
> lose customers *if the switch ever happens* I mean, they're GOING to
> to PHP5 in the end, so I bet if WP said "we're not supporting PHP4 any
> that's what it would take....
> (Note: new thread started to focus on the aspect of getting the hosts to
> switch over to PHP5 - not whether or not WP itself should be PHP5'd)
> - -CG
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