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Upgrading to from php 5.6 to php7 with a live Magento 2.1.x site

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Upgrading to from php 5.6 to php7 with a live Magento 2.1.x site

I was wondering what the implication are when a server PHP version is upgraded from 5.6 to 7.
My ISP manages my dedicated server, and only use PHP5.6 at the moment (will upgrade only in one month) but I need to install Magento 2.1.x now (on PHP 5.6).  Can I Setup my Magento site and then later let my Host upgrade the Server to PHP 7?  Is that possible?  Are there any issues I should be made aware of.?

  • CE 2.1
  • magento2
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Re: Upgrading to from php 5.6 to php7 with a live Magento 2.1.x site

Hi Justin,

You will not have any issues with upgrading from php 5.6 to php 7 if you only run Magento 2 on that server. We upgrade our hosted clients running Magento 2 from PHP 5.6 to php 7 all the time and do not see any problems.

 

Anton Pachkine @ magento2.services : Magento Managed Package. Get your e-commerce health checkup at http://ecommerce.fitness
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Re: Upgrading to from php 5.6 to php7 with a live Magento 2.1.x site

I agree with Anton, it should be a seamless upgrade path. Just make sure the same pecl extensions are installed, the right php 7 features are enabled for M2, and possibly ioncube support for php 7 if you use any third party extensions that require ioncube support.

 

Also double check OpCode caching settings to make sure those are optimized as well.

 

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Re: Upgrading to from php 5.6 to php7 with a live Magento 2.1.x site

Please note Magento 2.x doesn't support php 7.1, use php 7.0