Php upgrade for website


We have a website that requires a new version of php (CMS is Joomla) to be installed and tested to ensure that the website functions the same as the previous version.

So we are expecting the following:

1. Check the website look and feel and functionality before the php upgrade

2. Perform the upgrade to php as per the instructions provided below

3. Test the website look and feel and functionality is the same as what it looked like before the upgrade

4. Report back to us any issues and let us test as well

5. If there are any issues, we would want the version reverted back and we will create another freelancer project to fix any issues found (so bug fixes are not part of this project).

We just received the following from Hostmonster (our hosting provider):


PHP, the web programming language, has several different versions and we will be phasing out PHP version 5.2 in the near future as it has been unsupported by its creators for several years now. You are receiving this email because your account was found to be using PHP version 5.2.

If you're not certain of your sites compatibility with PHP 5.4, you can quickly and easily test it by changing your account to PHP 5.4 single using the outlined steps below. If, after changing your PHP version to 5.4 and your site looks normal and operates without any errors then your site is compatible. If you update to PHP 5.4 and you find your site showing errors or a blank white screen that is a good sign that something in your site is not compatible. Most commonly these are plug-ins or themes that need to be updated. Switch the PHP version back to 5.2 and login to your admin panel and check for any available updates. If none are available you will need to check with the plug-ins/theme developer to see if they have compatibility with PHP 5.4.

It is strongly encouraged you check your sites plug-ins/themes/3rd party scripts for any updates in the next 7 days to avoid any downtime or issues with this process.

If you do not then your account will be automatically upgraded to PHP 5.4 along with any extensions you have chosen to include in your current 5.2 configuration.

You can upgrade PHP by:

1. Navigate to your cPanel

2. Go to the Category Software/Services

3. Click on PHP Config

4. Scroll down and select any of the PHP 5.4 options and save

Here is a Help Desk article with the list of plugins/themes that we know to be incompatible with PHP 5.4:

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We also have 2 great guides that explain the difference between all the PHP versions.

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Skills: Joomla, PHP, Web Hosting

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