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Help Upgrading PHP 7.1+ from 5.6

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Joined: 22 Nov 2018
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Location: Texas, Austin

PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov '18 18:09    Post subject: Help Upgrading PHP 7.1+ from 5.6 Reply with quote

We have a WP plugin asking us to upgrade to PHP7.1+ from 5.6. I have Apache/MySQL/PHP running on 2012R2 as standalone and not through IIS or XAMPP. I'm terrified to upgrade because I have everything configured the way I like including OpenSSL certs and worried I'll lose settings. https://dashboard.pagethink.com/test-php.php .

What is the best upgrade path for my situation. I am novice.
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Joined: 05 Feb 2012
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Location: Germany, Heilbronn

PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov '18 10:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your SSL config relates to Apache. Apache does not need to be touched.

Assumption: you have PHP 5.6 running as Apache module.

LoadModule php5_module "<some_path>/php5apache2_4.dll"
PHPIniDir "<somepath>"


Then just download PHP 7.x, unpack it to some path.
In your Apache "httpd.conf" file, comment out PHP5 (do not delete the lines).

# LoadModule php5_module "<some_path>/php5apache2_4.dll"
# PHPIniDir "<somepath>"

Add the lines for PHP 7.x

LoadModule php7_module "<new_path>/php7apache2_4.dll"
PHPIniDir "<new_path>"


Restart Apache
Check whether everything works.
If not. Try to fix the missing pieces.
If you can't fix it, revert to the old config and restart Apache.
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