PHP and MySQL Questions

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

  1. H4L macrumors member

    H4L

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    Oct 25, 2007
    Location:
    NZ
    #1
    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 ><

    Thanks.
     
  2. jaikob macrumors 6502

    jaikob

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    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Freeland, MI
    #2
    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

    SrWebDeveloper

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    Dec 7, 2007
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    #3
    Some of you might find this helpful when migrating from PHP4 to PHP5:

    http://us3.php.net/manual/en/migration5.php

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

    -jim
     

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