I used to hold a licence for ipBOARD on our website that closed just over 12 months ago. we are now movign to new web hosts and re-creatign the site and wish to return to ip board as we liked and had a good relationship with it.
looking at the system requirments i see that the followign is required:
Having spoken to our new hosts (not yet signed up to them)
[*] PHP 5.2.0+
[*]DOM XML Extension
[*]Recommended: JSON Extension
MySQL 4.1+ (MySQL 5+ is recommended)
Having spoken to our new hosts (not yet signed up to them) http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/web-hosting/ they have informed me that the latest version of PHP they provide is 5.1.6 and they are confident that i will struggle to locate a host that provides a shared hosting package that will give a newer version?
Our siter requirments are met wholy by the shared Host capability, less this aspect and to move to a dedicated or virtual server is a significant increase in cost and is far more capability than we require.
my question to the forum is:
Whilst the recomended is PHP 5.2 + do you know if the latest version of ipBOARD will actually work with PHP 5.1.6? or indeed can anyone offer any advice?