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Upgrading PHP with WHM.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mickeyG, May 24, 2009.

  1. mickeyG

    mickeyG Member

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    Hi all,

    Novice user here. Afraid to blow things up and need to make some upgrades on my server.

    I was trying to upgrade to PHP 5 and found a site that directed me to Software > EasyApache Update.
    My profile says: Welcome to Easy::Apache v3.2.0 Build 4717


    I have selected the following:
    Begin by selecting a profile to load:
    • Previously Saved Config (** DEFAULT **) [Hide Info]
    ↑ This option loads the last saved configuration. If the configuration is missing, then default values will be provided.


    Then I clicked on Start Customizing Based on Profile


    On the next screen, I get:

    Please choose which apache to build:
    Apache 1.3 [More Info]
    ↑ For the reliability and stability you've come to know. No new features, only bug fixes in releases.
    Apache 2.0 [Hide Info]
    ↑ Apache gone modular, everything can be compiled as a module. Improved multi-threading support. Not recommended for PHP 4.
    Apache 2.2 [More Info]

    Well, based on my profile, I'm already on Apache 3.2.0. Why don't I have that option here? And if I select one of these options will I lose the 3.2 install???

    And why do I have to go through the Apache update to install the PHP upgrade? (Maybe that's too much for discussion right here.) :)

    Looking forward to any help. Thank!
     
  2. StingRay2k01

    StingRay2k01 Active Member

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    Easy::Apache v3.2.0 Build 4717

    That is EasyApache... not Apache.
    EasyApache is a program written by CPanel to make updating Apache easy...

    Apache can be 1.3, 20. or 2.2
    The EasyApache documentation is verbose and should explain much. Start there.
     
  3. thewebhosting

    thewebhosting Well-Known Member

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    It is very easy to upgrade php version by recompiling Apache. It can also be done via SSH or by manually downloading PHP version from their website. But it is always better to upgrade it from WHM.
     
  4. mickeyG

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    Thanks for the info! I went ahead with the install and it seems to be working fine. Thanks!
     
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