PHP 5.6.0 was officially released August 28, 2014. I'd like to see cPanel to add this as soon as possible.
EasyApache 3.30.0 was just released with PHP 5.6 support.
At this time, we are working on releasing PHP 5.6 in EasyApache 3. This will include updated loaders for Zend Guard as well. Stay tuned for more information!
i very much would like to have it soon @cPScottT
We are currently targeting PHP 5.6 as a deliverable for our multi-PHP functionality and Apache RPM project. Please see the multi-PHP feature request to learn more.
No to bash, but guys, you're too slow...
Once they have released the multi php version system, new php versions will probably be released much faster.
I was going to defend cPanel on this one but I've just realised that 11.48 will probably only make it to current in two or three months.
If so, this does seem a bit long as we will soon be putting PHP 5.6 as the default version for new accounts on our Cloudlinux servers.
If 11.48 is almost finished ( current in less than 2 months) then I agree it's best to wait and not do the work twice.
However any more would be a long wait for hosts who like to boast always having the latest software.
Hosts that wait for the software to be almost depreciated before changing version won't worry about this so much, but for the others won't like waiting this long for the latest php version.
For us waiting 4 months for php 5.6 to make it to stable wouldn't be a big issue because before cloudlinux we always stayed one version behind except on new servers and now with Cloudlinux we disable the default PHP version which is only used for cPanel.
PHP 5.6 isn't a huge jump forward. Nice to have but nothing like going from 5.3 to 5.4.
PHP and MySQL are the core of Cpanel and should be given priority over any other useless features out there. Releasing PHP version after 9-12 months it was originally released is just absurd. They aren't required a year of testing. They started to work on it several weeks ago, which I really don't understand why.
It's really frustrating. You have enough customers that development would be phased in the right speed. Currently Cpanel doesn't really have any real priorities, and by no means it's my priorities, it's everybody's priorities. PHP and MySQL are core, for almost every dynamic website out there (which are probably most of CPanel's clients).
PLEASE, We need this update.... PLEASE
This is taking a significant amount of time.
When will PHP 5.6 be released to EasyApache? I don't need multi PHP, I just need PHP 5.6.
yeah waiting on 5.6 now...found a bug in the 5.2 version so i have to look up how to upgrade or downgrade my php this is what the bug is "allow_url_include" this is missing in my version.
I guess we will have PHP 5.6 around the time PHP 5.7 (with huge performance improvements) will be released. I never got why cPanel takes so damn long time to update PHP. I never had big issues updating PHP versions on servers running Debian or CentOS. Why does cPanel keep us waiting on this. We need performance on PHP ASAP.
PHP Releases should get much faster once they have finished moving from source to RPM.
It would be nice to have some form of ETA for easy Apache 4 as if cPanel is Waiting for the next version of cPanel that could be in about 3 months, which does seem to push the arrval of 5.6 quite far away.
I have customers asking for PHP 5.6 support; vulnerabilities and patches for PHP are continually picking up pace, and cPanel's lack of support is making us look like we're inattentive to security concerns. When I had to tell one customer that we couldn't deploy 5.6 because cPanel didn't support it yet, he asked me when we were getting rid of cPanel.
This should be more worrying to you guys than it is to me, and I still worry about it.
As mentioned in the official response, PHP 5.6 will be part of our EasyApache 4 release. You can read more about EasyApache 4 here: http://forums.cpanel.net/f133/easyapache4-announcement-447882.html
We are currently targeting cPanel & WHM version 11.50 for the release.
Finally this was marked as "in progress"! Lets see how much time does it take...
Do you have an estimated target date for EA4. EA4 looks to be a quantum leap and as such I realize even hinting at a target date is sacrosanct but even a rough idea would be helpful for our own project planning. My apologies if I've managed to miss an appropriate posting elsewhere.
Thanks and keep up the great work.
We're hoping to have a developer release sometime in the next month or so to begin allowing people the opportunity to test and provide feedback.
I was thinking about the new EA4 features and it will include a system to select PHP versions peer account basis. What will happen to CloudLinux CageFS? Won't the two conflict? Which is going to have priority? I guess once CageFS is enabled this feature should be disabled on EA4..
Our initial iteration of EasyApache 4 will most likely be an experimental beta system, that has to be enabled before it's used. Through the first iterations of the system, it will probably end up being either CloudLinux or cPanel Multi-PHP, not both at the same time. I imagine as the project progresses cPanel's Multi-PHP would become the default eventually.
Thanks for your feedback!
Is there an updated timeframe as to when php 5.6 and easyapache 4 becomes live?
Well it already works in CloudLinux PHP Selector since last year...
Hopefully we'll have PHP 5.6 released in the next few weeks. EasyApache 4 unfortunately will not show up until at least 11.52. We felt it wasn't quite ready for primetime in 11.50, so we've retargted for next release. Thanks for your patience!
Presumably we will now see 11.48 without EasyApache 4 beta within 4 weeks?
And punting EasyApache 4 into the long grass that is 11.52 will mean towards the back end of 2015? Or will 11.52 be brought forward?
It is a shame that we will have to wait so long to be able to access the better performing modules for PHP that are not yet supported.
This also puts EasyApache 4 beta much closer to PHP 7 (they are - somewhat optimistically I think - targeting mid-October for general release).
Doesn't work. Instead of installing PHP 5.6.9, EasyApache installed me PHP 5.4.41
I tried 3 times... and the results was the same...
That word 'experimental' had me running away.
I was able to successfully upgrade/install PHP 5.6 on multiple systems. Maxime, please open a support ticket with us so we can determine what is going wrong on your system(s).
Trevor, Sorry about the experimental tag. As it's the first release, I wanted to be sure that any kinks were worked out before we declared it stable.
Maxime, if you're able to put in a ticket, please let us know the ticket ID. I'd like to see what is causing this. As with Ken, I've been testing with PHP 5.6 the past couple of weeks internally and I hadn't found any issues with it installing PHP 5.4. However, I believe that if the PHP version in the .yaml file is incorrect or not found, it will result in the default PHP version being installed, which is 5.4. I hope this helps!
Is 11.50 out as well? I was told it was 'this week', and I can see that the changelog is now updated to 188.8.131.52, whereas yesterday it was at 11.49......
I think I will wait until that is out as well, hopefully before this weekend, and the I will give the upgrade a shot.
11.50 just went to CURRENT yesterday.
That may be, but my server cannot see it. It is on 11.48.4. I even tried a manual update from root, no joy.
Hi, Can you put in a ticket about this? We'd be able to assist you there easier.
I will leave it for a day or so to see if it catches.
Trevor: is your server configured for the CURRENT tier? 11.50 is not yet available in the STABLE or RELEASE tiers.
It is set to whatever a 'normal' cloud VPS would be set to. I presume RELEASE. My bad for not appreciating the 4 tiers. I am going to assume that it will be many weeks to progress from CURRENT thru' STABLE to RELEASE.
I am too impatient :-(
Had smooth upgrade, however still had the same problem with pecl extension installations as ever ;/
Why is PHP 5.6 CentOS 6+ only? I didn't see anything on this page of the EA release notes about this.
Support for CentOS 5 showed massive difficulties with dependancies across both CentOS 5, 6 and 7, but especially with CentOS 5. We would have had to change a lot of things with EasyApache 3 in order to provide PHP 5.6 with CentOS 5.
It is really unacceptable that PHP 5.6 is not being provided to CentOS/CLoudlinux 5.
Frankly it doesn't matter if it takes more effort to make it work as this remains listed as a "supported" OS so such an important update to core software should absolutely be provided.
Our initial iteration on 5.6 was what we could provide quickest. Even though it'll be a challenge, we'll be looking at adding support for CentOS 5 systems soon.
Glad to hear it Jacob, the previous comment sounded like it wasn't planned due to too much hassle.
Any rough idea about when it might be on the way?
Unfortunately not. We've been deep in refactoring 'All the things MultiPHP' to allow better abstraction layers for web server enhancements, so feature development hasn't had to much done lately. We hope to look at it in the upcoming months, but we don't know of a time frame right now unfortunately.
Since EA4 is being withheld from EL5 servers, I hope it is not also holding up the availability of PHP 5.6.
Everything lately just sounds like cPanel is washing their hands of EL5 in spite of the fact that it is still a live and supported version.
Any update on PHP 5.6 becoming available for CentOS 5 servers? It is now 22 months since release yet still not supported by cPanel for a supported OS version according to WHM notice:
"Red Hat® will deprecate all CentOS 5 systems on March 31, 2017. cPanel, Inc. and Red Hat will no longer provide your operating systems with updates or security fixes."
We're hoping to release an update today that enables PHP 5.6 for CentOS 5 systems. 3.34.0! Be on the lookout :D
Wonderful Jacob, thank you!
is it possible that currently is only php 5.6.9 expiremental available for install?
thank you in advance
I'm sorry, could you elaborate on what you're requesting? PHP 5.6.9 is indeed in EasyApache 3 at this time.
hi... when will be some stable version ready like php 5.6.6.?
Thanks for the update. We've only labeled PHP 5.6 as Experimental because it was its initial addition to EasyApache. PHP 5.6 is declared Stable by PHP, but I wanted to put the Experitmental tag in EasyApache until we got any bugs cleared out. You can go ahead and use PHP 5.6 without worry :)
I hope this helps!
thank you for clarification
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