[wp-hackers] PHP5 Switch Campaign

Matt Patenaude MattPat at mattpat.net
Fri May 18 20:17:14 GMT 2007

I absolutely love the concept, just a week ago I was starting some  
research on which hosts offer PHP 5 to decide if I wanted to make the  
switch in my own applications.

A central, wiki-based repository would be perfect for this-- what  
would be better is if it could include not only hosts that support it  
by default, but instructions to turn it on for hosts that require a  
little "coaxing."

"usephp5.org" is available, and I have a dedicated server with some  
extra space. Hosting costs could be supplemented by donations. I'd be  
happy to kickstart the project/register the domain, if anyone else is  
interested. :)


On May 18, 2007, at 4:08 PM, Doug Stewart wrote:

> On 5/18/07, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
>> For those who want to see more movement to PHP5, help promote it.
>> Start a list of hosts that offer PHP5.  If PHP5 is not enabled by
>> default, document how to switch over.  Help people make the switch.
>> Have "Switch to PHP5" events.
>> We can start a list in codex.  Since this affects more than WP,
>> perhaps PHP or someone else will host such a list.
>> I'll kick things off, TextDrive runs with PHP5 by default.  To use
>> PHP4 you have to explicitly switch to it.
> Dreamhost offers both, with 5.2.1 (soon to be .2) being the default
> when you go to register a new (sub)domain.
> -- 
> -Doug
> http://literalbarrage.org/blog/
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