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PHP - Available PHP versions
There are 4 different versions of PHP installed at Hoststar.
The different versions can be used at the same time on a website. This section describes how to use, for example, PHP 5.2.x in your website.
- PHP 5.2.x / 5.3.x / 5.4.x / 5.5.x (all compiled with GD)
If you have several PHP files (a CMS, forum, etc.) that should run on PHP 5.2.x /5.3.x / 5.4.x / 5.5.x, then you could also use the variation with an ".htaccess" file.
Using Notepad (in Windows: start – Run – notepad – OK) or a similar text editor, create a file with the following contents:
|Action php /cgi-php52/php
AddHandler php52 .php
|Action php /cgi-php53/php
AddHandler php53 .php
|Action php /cgi-php54/php
AddHandler php54 .php
|Action php /cgi-php55/php
AddHandler php55 .php
Save the file with "File – Save As...". The filename should be ".htaccess", the file type should be "All Files".
Now load the ".htaccess" file into the folder in which the .php files should be interpreted as PHP 5.2.x / 5.3.x / 5.4.x / 5.5.x. Like this, you do not have to rename every file or alter the path details in the scripts.
Please note that all previously created, GD-compatible htaccess files with the following label continue to work fine:
|Action php /cgi-php52gd/php
AddHandler php52gd .php
|Action php /cgi-php53gd/php
AddHandler php53gd .php
|Action php /cgi-php54gd/php
AddHandler php54gd .php
|Action php /cgi-php55gd/php
AddHandler php55gd .php
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