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New PHP version and MySQL transition

Thread began 1/21/2016 9:02 am by joerg431091 | Last modified 8/24/2016 1:14 pm by joerg431091 | 1108 views | 5 replies


New PHP version and MySQL transition

I am a little confused about the impact of a new PHP release on our websites using webassist extensions such as eCart, DataBridge etc. and would really appreciate if you can shed some light on this.

I read a lot of fragments in posts, etc regarding MySQL being deprecated and the importance of using MySQLi so our websites will continue to works once the next version of PHP is released.

Which PHP version for example will stop supporting MySQL? Our server has PHP version 5.2.17 installed - will upgrading to 5.3.2 already stop MySQL support or will this happen with PHP version 6 or 7?

Our sites are build utilizing most Webassist extensions - what should we focus on changing to MySQLi to make sure they don’t stop working at one point. eCart, DataBridge, etc?

Is there a best way to transition an eCommerce site using eCart and DataBridge?

So far we mainly found information about the “importance of changing to MySQLi” but really no comprehensive information about how to best approach this change and which elements of web assist need to be changed. Also understanding which PH version will ultimately stop MySQL support would be great.

Any info is greatly appreciated.



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