Opened 8 months ago

Closed 7 months ago

#13781 closed Bug/Something is broken (invalid)

php update for

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Description is currently runniong on php 5.6. Is it possible to upadte to php 7.1?

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comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by

Not this moment - but since you are on a dedicated MOSH we can definitely schedule your upgrade to happen. If it's urgent we can try to squeeze it in this week but since we have a busy conference with the Allied Media Conference it would be much easier to plan it for Wednesday, June 20th (around 8:00 pm Eastern time). Does that work?

comment:2 Changed 7 months ago by

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comment:3 Changed 7 months ago by


The 20th at 8pm will work for us.

Can you confirm that you will be doing backups, then upgrading and testing after the upgrade is complete?



comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by

All data is backed up every morning - and upgrading the server from Debian Jessie to Debian Stretch won't impact the data (it's not like a Drupal upgrade where the database has to be upgraded to the new version in a non-reversible way).

If you are worried about testing the site in PHP 7.0 - I would suggest that I complete the upgrade but leave your site running php 5.6. Then I can explain how you can switch back and forth between php5.6 and php 7.0 - so you can fully test to make sure all functions are working in php 7.0.

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by


It's more about having backups 'just in case'.

If we can set the server up to switch between versions that would be optimal. We are doing a test of the site on php through 7.2 but if we had the option to switch that would be much appreciated.

comment:6 Changed 7 months ago by


We did do a test of the website on php 7.0, 7.1 , and 7.2. Unfortunately the site has a theme that will not work past php 5.6.

Can we cancel the update and once they are ready we can reschedule?



comment:7 Changed 7 months ago by

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Good catch. Sure, we can cancel the upgrade. Just re-open when you are ready to go.

Note - at some point this summer we will be upgrading all servers - however, I have coded the web site to remain on php5 even after the upgrade (that will be good through December 31, 2018 - which is the last date we will support php 5.

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