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Why do we need to upgrade PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.2?

Rest in peace PHP 5.6

  • The current version of PHP which is 5.6 has reached the end of life on 19th Jan 2017. PHP team has stopped support for 5.6, and no more new features added.
  • Security support for 5.6 is up to Jan 2019. On Jan 2019 PHP 5.6 officially dead.
  • The newer version of Linux and server software has already stopped supporting PHP 5.6 which creates a huge security risk.
  • Updating old server will be hard as it may break the PHP due to compatibility issues.
  • All major PHP libraries and frameworks will drop support for PHP 5.6
  • 7.2 end of life is in Jan 2021
  • 7.2 is so much faster than 5.6
  • 7.X has new Zend Engine
  • Reduction in the memory usage
  • Consistent 64bit support
  • Better Error handling
  • More secure & better handling with SSL and cryptography

Install MySQL 5.6 and phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04

To Install MySQL 5.6 and phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu just follow the command one by one bellow.

For phpMyAdmin to work, you need PHP to be installed. To install PHP 5.6 😉

 

Install PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04

To Install PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu just follow the command one by one bellow.

 

WordPress Amazon S3 Plugin – New version 1.4 released

After 4 long years finally, I released an update for WordPress Amazon S3 Plugin. Thanks to Awad Abdelgayoum for inspiring me to blog again. For nearly couple of years, I haven’t been blogging anything interesting or worth reading.

My blog was almost dying due to lack of new content. So while investigating my S3 plugin had stopped working. I searched for alternative and most of it was very complicated or too much for the blog. So I decided to update the plugin and make it work for the newly updated WordPress.

Release update version 1.4

  • Changed the S3 library to Amazon SDK
  • Major Cleanup
  • Added support for WordPress JS files
  • Added support for fonts in CSS
  • Tested and released for WordPress 4.9.5

To download the updated version please visit WordPress S3 Plugin.

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