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Reply to topic   Topic: Help Upgrading PHP 7.1+ from 5.6
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paullee357



Joined: 22 Nov 2018
Posts: 4
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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maba



Joined: 05 Feb 2012
Posts: 60
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.

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


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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).

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


Add the lines for PHP 7.x

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


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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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paullee357



Joined: 22 Nov 2018
Posts: 4
Location: Texas, Austin

PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec '18 0:31    Post subject: Thank you Reply with quote

I have started. I'll let you know how it goes.
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paullee357



Joined: 22 Nov 2018
Posts: 4
Location: Texas, Austin

PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec '18 0:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

It didn't work immediately and was able to toggle back to 5.6 to troubleshoot. You gave me the confidence to at least start.

In the end, I had to specifically call out the path to my ext directory.

Everything worked!
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harry2011



Joined: 04 Jan 2016
Posts: 5
Location: UK, Sevenoaks

PostPosted: Sun 10 Feb '19 9:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

paullee357 wrote:
It didn't work immediately and was able to toggle back to 5.6 to troubleshoot. You gave me the confidence to at least start.

In the end, I had to specifically call out the path to my ext directory.

Everything worked!


Iím trying to upgrade from 5.6 to 7.1 but having issues. I canít get Apache to start with new lines in conf file for php7. I can toggle back to 5.6 and all ok but not with 7. What did you do exactly to get it working ok?
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paullee357



Joined: 22 Nov 2018
Posts: 4
Location: Texas, Austin

PostPosted: Sun 10 Feb '19 16:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were some default relative path names that I thought should have worked. I made them absolute starting with c: and it started working. I'll take a closer look today when I go in.
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