Upgrading to PHP 7.3

Upgrading to PHP 7.3

It probably seems like not the most obvious topic with which to resume blogging, but I figured if I waited forever for the perfect topic I’ll never get around to it. PHP 7.3 has been out for nearly 4 years.

If you’re reading this, it probably means I’ve either:

  • Succeeded in my upgrade
  • Reverted it
  • (if you’re really quick) not yet completed it

I’ll post an aftermath if there’s anything of interest to note.

4 Comments to “Upgrading to PHP 7.3”

  1. Yunus Koch says:

    AsSalaamu Alaikum Basil,

    I saw this post from my LinkedIn feed but would rather bring the discussion to your blog than have it on LinkedIn :).

    You mentioned in your LinkedIn post that you do self hosting, do you use a VPS or are you running your own server?

    1. Basil says:

      Wa ʿalaykumussalaam wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh, Yunus

      Sure, happy to have the discussion with you anywhere you like. 😀

      I lease my own server and I’ve been doing so, one way or another, for about 13 or so years.

      1. Yunus Koch says:

        Who do you lease from? Do you know of any companies that charge for server space a as service? Meaning that they only change you for your usage? So if this month I only get 0-30 visitors then I will be billed for diskspace usage/memory usage and bandwidth but as traffic grows etc the bill increases? Ting has a billing style for mobile phones that I would like to find for server hosting https://ting.com/rates, they have buckets that you fall in each month and your bill is based off that, with a base amount each month just to keep your phone number active on their network even if you do not use it.

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