PHP and MySQL Questions

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by H4L, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. H4L macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2007
    Hi need some help with php and mysql problems I am new into this...

    I wanted to change the server of my hosting, and this is what my hosting company told me to provide

    I have checked my joomla and ipb, and this is what I asked the host:

    I am wondering if I am using php 4.4.4 version and mySQL 4.1, if I change to new servers, which is mySQL 5.x and php 5, what is going to happen with my site?

    Is that a really big problem or I don't have to worry about this at all?

    I have asked my hosting company support team they just won't provide me any helpful answer and said I have to find it out myself...

    I hope someone can help me here...just afraid to have anything bad happen to my site/forum ><

  2. jaikob macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2008
    Freeland, MI
    The mysql server shouldn't be a problem, but if the IPB is an old version, you might run into difficulties since some older functions from PHP 4 have been removed and replaced with globalized functions/replacements in PHP 5.

    If you have an old version of IPB, update now, and get rid of further headaches.
  3. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2007
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    Some of you might find this helpful when migrating from PHP4 to PHP5:

    That's the official migration guide and was updated in Aug this year so it is very helpful and timely.


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