Make whmcs work on php 5.5
Support for PHP 5.5 is now available as of WHMCS v.6.0.
Yes. Because WHMCS wants to encrypt its code and have done it with ioncube, this should mean we can't use PHP 5.5. That makes sense. Good future-proof thinking.
Completely support! PHP community should move to newer versions so we can take advantage of new features.
PHP 5.5 has been out for the greater part of 6 months now, and ioncube I am sure is not far behind. It's about time to maybe even have just a BETA or something like that for support for PHP 5.5
It's been four months since the blog article, which states support would be in the next two to three months.
At least provide us with a way to run it - perhaps re-encode with newer IonCube loaders?
From the blog post referenced:
" ... which we anticipate will reach general release status within the next 2-3 months."
From the above post:
"WHMCS Dev Team
Posted 2 months ago"
Back to the blog post:
"In closing, just a quick word for all those hosts out there still running PHP 5.2 in production: PHP 5.2 reached End of Life over 3 years ago; it has not received any updates since January 2011. It is insecure and poses a risk to your business & customers. Please, please, please, upgrade to your PHP!
Posted by Matt on Friday, August 15th, 2014"
This post will be 3 months old in 4 days. What I'm getting at is that the 2-3 months WHMCS stated is coming to a close. As stated in their blog post, PHP 5.2 reached EOL over 3 years ago. At EOL, WHMCS should have stopped providing support for PHP 5.2 and began preparations for the new IonCube loader as soon as it was released. The fact that this only JUST came onto WHMCS' radar is troublesome. If they only JUST noticed this issue, what else have they not noticed yet?
I take it you don't keep up to date with news regarding WHMCS?
We are waiting, PHP 5.5 is not supported still.
PHP 5.4 has is no longer actively supported, and will receive security updates for only a few more months. Ioncube released support for PHP 5.5 in April of 2104. So there is no excuse why WHMCS 5.3 cannot do the same. Please hurry up WHMCS dev team!
In the meantime there has been no recent news on the next major WHMCS version 6. I feel quite uneasy about this...
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