What version of PHP is everyone using?


Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
PHP 5.5.1 is now stable (as of today), but wondering what everyone else uses and why?


I'm currently using 5.4 which has been stable for a while now so pretty much everything including Ioncube works with it.


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5.3 because that is what comes with CentOS 6.  I hope they make 5.4 or even 5.5 available some day (I prefer to use official packages instead of third-party).

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
I try to use 5.4 when I have the choice. I use Ubuntu on my VPSes, and a lot of providers' Ubuntu image is 12.04, which only has PHP 5.3, so I use a PPA to get 5.4. I like it a lot (and thus don't mind going through the above hoops) because of two main new features: function return array dereferencing and short array notation. I'm used to both of these from JavaScript, so it's great having them in PHP.


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PHP 5.5.0 (cli) (built: Jul 12 2013 18:11:16)
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PHP 5.4.4-14+deb7u3 (cli) (built: Jul 17 2013 17:51:10)
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PHP 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.7 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: Jul 15 2013 18:10:56)
Copyright (c) 1997-2012 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2012 Zend Technologies

Ubuntu packages.


Beware the bunny-rabbit!
Verified Provider
prod-web:~$ php -v
/bin/ash: php: not found

Our new docs team has their own server with some PHP on it for MediaWiki, I have no idea what version or particularly care, as long as it stays away from the mission critical stuff.