Built website on Windows -> migrating to Linux prod

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Built website on Windows -> migrating to Linux prod

Postby techstuff » 30. June 2017 08:44

I hope this doesn't blow up in my face. I built my Wordpress website on my local Windows 10 server using the XAMPP 5.6.30 package. My website host is running Linux, MySQL 5.6, Php 5.6.30.

Any chance this might work? If so, what issues might I expect and how should I deal with them. Ha, ha, ha. Guess I didn't think about this earlier -- it's been years since I've done website work. :oops:
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Re: Built website on Windows -> migrating to Linux prod

Postby Nobbie » 30. June 2017 16:13

What is the part of Xampp in this question? Why dont you simply ask in a WordPress forum how to migrate from one server to another?
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Re: Built website on Windows -> migrating to Linux prod

Postby techstuff » 30. June 2017 20:15

Two things:

1.) This site was built on Php 5.6.30 and I *just* found out that the server host is only running 5.6.
2.) The PHP in the Xampp package that I used for the build on Windows used Microsoft VC++ 2008, my new server is Linux and doesn't support it.

Just wondering what issues I may encounter during migration, and if so, how do I deal with them?

Thanks much for any suggestions and guidance...
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Re: Built website on Windows -> migrating to Linux prod

Postby Nobbie » 30. June 2017 20:41

techstuff wrote:1.) This site was built on Php 5.6.30 and I *just* found out that the server host is only running 5.6.


And?

techstuff wrote:2.) The PHP in the Xampp package that I used for the build on Windows used Microsoft VC++ 2008, my new server is Linux and doesn't support it.


And? Of course Linux is not WIndows you dont need Microsoft VC++ 2008 on Linux. So what?

techstuff wrote:Just wondering what issues I may encounter during migration, and if so, how do I deal with them?


Still: you want to migrate WordPress. You DONT WANT to migrate Xampp. You are still in the wrong forum. Ask in a WordPress forum.
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Re: Built website on Windows -> migrating to Linux prod

Postby techstuff » 30. June 2017 21:00

Okay, excuse my ignorance with Xampp, I thought that since it was required for the localhost build that I might need it when I migrate. Dead issue -- one less thing to deal with.

I probably shouldn't have even mentioned anything about Wordpress as it's totally irrelevant.

Only other question is about PHP 5.6.30 is a backwards/forwards compatibility with 5.6 or 7.0 as those are my only server options, and I'm wondering if I might have issues if I go either way. If anyone knows, great!
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Re: Built website on Windows -> migrating to Linux prod

Postby Altrea » 30. June 2017 21:48

techstuff wrote:I probably shouldn't have even mentioned anything about Wordpress as it's totally irrelevant.

It is not, it is the only relevant part here.

techstuff wrote:Only other question is about PHP 5.6.30 is a backwards/forwards compatibility with 5.6 or 7.0 as those are my only server options, and I'm wondering if I might have issues if I go either way. If anyone knows, great!

You should expect compatibility issues with every major/minor PHP upgrade/downgrade.
We cannot fully answer that questions because it completely depends on the code the specific webapplication is using. So you should better ask if your specific wordpress version is completely compatible with PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0

PHP releases Migration Guides for every bigger Version, so maybe this should be the first ressource to get a feeling for compatibility issues
http://php.net/manual/en/migration70.php

At the end this is a full wordpress issue here.
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Re: Built website on Windows -> migrating to Linux prod

Postby techstuff » 30. June 2017 22:50

Thank you so much for the clarification and input, Altrea. It really sheds a lot of light on my specific migration issue. And to think I was going to blindly go about doing an install...

I'll go about researching the WP PHP compatibility issues. Hope that this won't involve too much work else I'll be looking for another host server.
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