Shared and Reseller
We currently have 5.3.5 installed on all servers. A handler for PHP 5.3 is added to our shared and reseller servers for those who wish to utilize it. In order to utilize this handler, you will need to add the following code to your .htaccess file:
AddHandler application/x-hg-php53 .php
VPS and Dedicated Server
Do not use the Handler code listed above. Instead, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org and request Apache be recompiled to use PHP 5.3.
Before switching, be aware of backwards compatibility issues with scripts: Older PHP coding may not be compatible with newer versions of PHP.
Please keep in mind: Using PHP 5.3 will break any sites requiring Zend or ioncube that were encoded with PHP 5.2. We recommend you check with the application developers to see if they have a 5.3 version available.