How to update PHP 5 on a Windows server with Plesk 8.x and 9.x installed.
In order to upgrade PHP 5 to the necessary version (other than shipped with Plesk), please perform the following steps: Note: The same steps can be performed for PHP 5.4 Please also note that you need to refer to Release notes for Windows-based OS for Plesk 10.4 and for Plesk 11.0 to know the supported versions of PHP to avoid using non-supported version.
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Once the PHP Manager module for IIS is installed on the server, you should be prompted to install a new assembly when you log into your site via IIS Manager.
Plesk is distributed with its own PHP that processes the control panel.
That PHP cannot and shoud not be upgraded with the instructions.
The recommended directories to backup are: Currently there is no automated process for upgrading from Zend Platform/Zend Core to Zend Server.
However, it is possible to install Zend Server on a separate machine and manually transfer part of the Zend Platform/Zend Core configurations to the machine running Zend Server.
Once logged into your site with IIS Manager, you will see the PHP Manager icon under the IIS section. Once inside the PHP Manager, you'll see an option to "Change PHP version." From the drop down, select the version of PHP. After changing your version, you can select the "Check phpinfo()" link to be sure it's working. For customers reaching this article after receiving a notification that your version of PHP was upgraded from 5.2.13 to 5.2.14: if your site experiences any problem after the upgrade and/or after changing your PHP version back to 5.2.13, you may need to restart your application pool, or contact technical support.My reason for posting this article is that Easy PHP server has stuck any upgrade components behind a paywall, or ‘warehouse’ as they call it, which costs /year, which seems crazy when it’s so easy to do yourself.This guide should work for other servers running on windows as well, you’ll just need to modify certain steps depending on how your specific set up is configured.not communication via a TCP port like PHP and My SQL, so they both have to have been compiled using the same version of Microsoft Visual C Compiler.1. Download the PHP Release you want to install from HERE or if its not a current release from The Acrhives You should use the Thread Safe build.Usually the Not Thread Safe version has the acronim NTS and the thread safe version does not.