After much patience and persistence on the part of myself and many other individuals, we now have PHP 5.3.x support in EasyApache, starting with PHP 5.3.1. For those of you who may be unaware, EasyApache is WHM/cPanel’s tool for creating custom compilations of Apache and PHP. This solves many problems for those who have been doing this “behind the scenes,” as well as those who wish to utilize some of the great new features implemented in the 5.3 series. PHP 5.3.1 introduces namespaces, late static binding, decreased memory usage (YMMV), several new extensions, and improved MySQL support. Be sure to check your scripts for compatibility before going live with PHP 5.3.1 on a production server. Some scripts will be affected by some of the changes, so testing is extremely important.
- Additional information can be found at the link below (several plugins are no longer supported, Zend Optimizer compatibility, etc.):
- All the correspondence leading up to this beautiful moment: