#21666 – PHP version

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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 12:53 CST
Good evening,
my operating system is CentOS 6.x 32bit with Plesk 10.4.4 and php version is 5.3.3. that is not compatible with Akeeba Solo Professional 4.1.0.rc5. (I have already downloaded)
There is a version compatible with PHP 5.3.3?
Thanks so much for your assistance.
Yours sincerely
Piero Cantoni

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Did you already run the log analyser (ALICE)? No
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 5.3.3
MySQL/database version 5.1.73
Host (who is hosting your site, not your domain)
Akeeba Solo version (x.y.x) 4.1.0.rc5
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 01:47 CST
Hello Piero,

No, there is no version compatible with PHP 5.3.3 because all PHP versions before 5.3.4 had severe bugs regarding namespaces, late static binding, closures and other language features Akeeba Solo needs to work. Moreover, PHP 5.3.3 is five years old and over eighty (80 – yes, eighty, it is not a typo!) releases behind. In computer terms, this is ancient.

You MUST upgrade your PHP version to at least PHP 5.3.29. Even that version is end of life since August 2014, but at least it's not five years old. Older versions of PHP 5.3, including 5.3.3, have severe security issues which can and are being used to hack servers.

Even if your ancient version of CentOS doesn't provide a package for a new version of PHP you can very easily compile it yourself – or, at least, your host can. Take it from a PHP developer who, unlike your host staff, is not supposed to be a systems administrator but can and does compile PHP by himself on his test servers. Not to mention that most server management solutions such as cPanel offer the option to compile PHP through an interface that almost anyone (and most certainly a server engineer) can use.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 07:20 CST
Hello Nicholas,
thanks for the reply and for the very useful information.
I will update the system !
Best regards
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