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  • PhP or PhP3

    The bottom line seems that if the host runs php3 then I should install the php3 version and obviously phpversion with php .

    what kind of problems will this cause in the long term should I choose not to follow that rule.

    I have just installed php on a php3 system, barring one minor problem, installation has gone very smoothly bearing in mind my very minimal expertise and experience.

    I undersatnd that the php3 version uses heavier system resources and has less features.

    Aside from the long term effects, will those features not work fullstop on a php3 system, irrespective as to whether the php version is installed or not and will it still be heavy on resources.

    Ultimately should I install php3 rather than the one I have just installed php.

    It is not a problem as I am still in the testing stage, honesty I would prefer.

    regards

    Sean

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    Installing the .php version vs. the .php3 version is a matter of what your host supports as far as file names. There are no functional differences as far as I know between the two versions.

    With vBulletin 3, the minimum requirement will be PHP4.0.4 so as far as future problems your host will need to upgrade his 4 or 5 year old PHP installation soon or you will need to find a new host. I personally don't understand why there are hosts still running PHP3.x as it is less stable, less secure and not nearly as resource efficient.

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