[wp-hackers] WordPress 3.1 Requirements
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Thu Dec 16 15:49:40 UTC 2010
On 12/16/10 7:44 AM, Eric Mann wrote:
> PHP 4.3+ is a requirement for WordPress to operate, but some features will
> still be incompatible with those versions of PHP. I can confirm that
> automatic updates fail for PHP< 5 on at least GoDaddy, 1and1 and
> MediaTemple. However, WordPress still works just fine and you can still
> perform a manual (FTP) update.
I have various customers on GoDaddy and MediaTemple running PHP < 5 and
they're able to auto-updatee just fine. Not sure I've ever seen a
problem with auto-udates isolated to the specific PHP version.
Just wanted to throw that out there, not sure this is a PHP version problem.
> At the same time, it is possible in almost all cases to upgrade your hosting
> from PHP4 to PHP5.
> - Godaddy:
> - 1and1: http://faq.1and1.com/scripting_languages_supported/php/5.html
> - MediaTemple:
> PHP4 compatibility has been maintained for so long with WordPress for people
> who aren't able to upgrade their PHP installation, either because they don't
> know how or because their hosts don't allow it. With just about any
> mainstream web host, though, it's possible to upgrade almost instantaneously
> by selecting a toggle somewhere, changing your .htaccess file, or adding a
> line to php.ini. In any case, the upgrade to PHP5 takes less time than the
> automatic update does in WordPress - if you can, do it.
> But the actual system requirements for a new installation of WordPress are
> the same: PHP 4.3 and MySQL 4.1.2.
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 7:35 AM, Brian Layman<bulk at thecodecave.com> wrote:
>> On 12/16/2010 10:29 AM, Chris Williams wrote:
>>> In my experience, this is not entirely true. I've recently discovered
>>> that automatic updates don't work for PHP< 5.x. While I've noted it in the
>>> Codex, it's not clear if this is a bug or a feature.
>>> I can't imagine that's a feature, if the requirement is 4.3+ . I've sent
>> a note to wp-testers. Maybe we can get someone to second that.
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