PHP5 upgraded to 5.1.2

PHP5 has been updated from 5.0.4 to 5.1.2 according to php.dreamhosters.com.

The upgrade to 5.1.0 is a major update and includes:

  • A complete rewrite of date handling code, with improved timezone support
  • Significant performance improvements compared to PHP 5.0.X
  • PDO extension is now enabled by default
  • Over 30 new functions in various extensions and built-in functionality
  • Bundled libraries, PCRE and SQLite upgraded to latest versions
  • Over 400 various bug fixes
  • PEAR upgraded to version 1.4.5
  • A number of important security fixes

The update to 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 consists mainly of a fair number of bug fixes and addresses three security issues.

6 Responses to “PHP5 upgraded to 5.1.2”

  1. fiend says:

    That’s kewl, i’m an actual reader of your blog (you just sum the dreamhost news a little better that dreamhost ppl), but i always check through the feed, but having the “feedburner” saying 0, i guess it’s because your not pointing to your feedburner feed, so it’s kind of lame having 2 “feed icons” pointing to the same thing and one saying you have 0 users (that’s also incorrect you have at least one) so take it down or change all feed pointers to your feedburner (including the important header feed link) heheehh, have a nice one ^_^ and thanks for the news

  2. Unofficial DreamHost Blog says:

    fiend – Thanks for the thumbs up! My feeds are forwarded to FeedBurner with a redirect and should be working correctly. FeedBurner is just having a small issue with the counter, but I guess it will be fixed by tomorrow. The real number of feed subscribers is currently around 75.

  3. Nick says:

    This blog is wonderful. Since DreamHost doesn’t have a blog or page indicating what software they even have or what version, this is my sole source for this information (beside the e-mails they send).

    Maybe they will now get around to upgrading Ruby on Rails to 1.1

  4. Will says:

    What happened to /usr/local/php5/lib/php/XML folder?

  5. Unofficial DreamHost Blog says:

    Will – Sorry, I have no idea… Try to direct your question to DreamHost Support…

  6. Unofficial DreamHost Blog says:

    Nick – Ruby on Rails 1.1 is not even out yet?! DreamHost is running the newest release 1.0.