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I'm upgrading my site which uses drupal by doing a fresh install. My original drupal 5.x site is in directory mysite running php 5.2. My goal is to create new app that is Drupal 7.x running php 5.3 in the mysite directory.

Since renaming applications is not allowed I'm creating two additional apps to support swapping the installs as described in Rename webfaction application?. I'll install two new sites: mysite_new and mysite_old. I'll copy the original drupal site into mysite_old and install a fresh drupal 7 install in mysite_new. I'll switch the website to use mysite_old to keep everything running as before. Once the new site is configured and working I'll copy it into the original mysite folder.

My question is, since the original mysite webapp was configured as Static/CGI/PHP-5.2 is there a way for me to re-configure it as php 5.3? Is it as simple as copying a symbolic link to php53.cgi? Or is there more to it? And it there a way to get the webfaction control panel to recognize the app as 5.3? Or should I just delete the mysite php 5.2 application in the control panel and create a new php 5.3 app?

asked 03 Jan '12, 14:04

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The simplest thing to do would be to create a PHP 5.3 symlink app that points to the PHP 5.2 app directory, but then you'll end up with two apps that you need to keep track of.

In my opinion, a better long-term solution is to create new 5.3 apps and copy your old 5.2 app files over to the new apps.

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answered 03 Jan '12, 17:08

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