Any way to switch to an older version of PHP?

March 17, 2014 4.5k views
I recently migrated a site from an old shared hosting environment to my new server with Digital Ocean that I've setup as a LEMP stack. I'm having an issue with certain parts of the site and the biggest difference between the old server and the new server is the version of PHP that's being used, so I'd like to try matching those if possible. The old server used PHP 5.3.27 and my new server uses PHP 5.5.3. Is there any way for me to get this site running on PHP 5.3.27? Or 5.3.something. Maybe I could downgrade it … or maybe I could have both versions installed and just have the site use the old one? I'll take any suggestions at this point. Thanks!
1 Answer

if you use CentOS - Soulition for run old php:

Setup Apache and enable CGI mode for work with PHP

download old source code and follow instrusction for compile old PHP

Next step: Setup handler for apache via htaccess and scripys run with old PHP

For example if you have cPanel panel here manual how to compile old PHP

If you use Ubuntu: Try to downgrade php via apt-get

Have another answer? Share your knowledge.