Actively encourage PHP 5 upgrades
|Reported by:||dougal||Owned by:|
I would like to suggest that we begin actively, but subtly, encouraging users who are on PHP4 to upgrade to PHP5.
In areas where functionality is improved by running under PHP5, status messages to the user could suggest to the user that they can ask their hosting provider about the availability of such an upgrade.
For example, in the Timezone settings we say: "Unfortunately, you have to manually update this for daylight saving time. The PHP Date/Time library is not supported by your web host."
Why not add an additional note that this functionality is available in PHP5, and suggest that the user contact their webhost to ask about it? If the note can be made generic enough, it could even be put in a filter in order to more easily add it to other areas of the interface where it makes sense.
This might help increase the uptake rate of PHP5 upgrades by users on webhosts that have left people on PHP4 who probably just don't know any better.