Sprintserve Net Offers Multiple PHP Versions

Sprintserve NET is happy to announce the immediate availability of multiple PHP versions. We will make available PHP 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5, with the current default being PHP 5.2.  No action is required from you if you are happy with the current version of PHP. However we strongly encourage to test your scripts with one of the newer PHP versions.

What do I need to know: 

  • The current default PHP version 5.2.17 remains the default. No action is needed if you want to continue using this version.
  • The current alternate versions supported are PHP 5.3.28, 5.4.28 and 5.5.12.
  • We strongly encourage all clients to upgrade to a newer PHP version as PHP 5.2.17 and 5.3.28 has been deprecated. We expect to change the default version in the near future as it is no longer supported by Cpanel.
  • Please note that there are major changes between the different versions, and that it is the client’s responsibility to ensure that their scripts are compatible with the various PHP versions.
  • Upgrading from PHP 5.2 to 5.3: http://php.net/migration53
  • Upgrading from PHP 5.3 to 5.4: http://php.net/migration54
  • Upgrading from PHP 5.4 to 5.5: http://php.net/migration55


How do I enable PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5:
PHP 5.3
Add the following to your .htaccess in your home directory:
<IfModule mod_suphp.c>
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php53 .php
</IfModule>

PHP 5.4
Add the following to your .htaccess in your home directory:
<IfModule mod_suphp.c>
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php54 .php
</IfModule>

PHP 5.5
Add the following to your .htaccess in your home directory:
<IfModule mod_suphp.c>
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php55 .php
</IfModule>

To reverse the change, simply remove the directives that have been added. As always feel free to contact our support if you need further assistance.