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This article was published on January 9, 2008

26 days left until end of life for PHP 4

26 days left until end of life for PHP 4
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

PHP with attitude…Don’t worry. If you server runs PHP 4 it won’t stop working on February. But don’t expect any upgrades or support after this date from the official PHP community. It is time to upgrade to PHP 5 and to make sure you (or your webhost or server admin) do so the community is not looking back and now focusing fully on PHP 5.

So if you want to impress your local geek, nerd or sysop simply walk over and casually say: “I assume we are running PHP 5 now?”.

For documentation on migration for PHP 4 to PHP 5, check this migration guide. There is additional information available in the PHP 5.0 to PHP 5.1 and PHP 5.1 to PHP 5.2 migration guides as well.

Check the official countdown clock here:
http://www.gophp5.org/

The illustration shows a slightly upset and clearly tired PHP4 on the right (blonde) and fresh, smiling and ready to go PHP5 (brunette) right behind her on the left. Right?