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PHP Version for software in Softaculous

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2013-09-27 1:06 pm EST

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I'm trying to install some applications by Softaculous, but I can not. It shows me an error.

"Required PHP version less than 5.3 AND found version is : 5.3.27"

I changed the version of PHP for less from cPanel. But the result did not change, still shows the same error.

I changed the PHP version of the site and the folder with the ".htaccess" file, but I get the same error.

What can I do?

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9,968 Points
2013-09-27 2:07 pm EST
Hello diamondwaycali, and thanks for the question.

Can you please let us know what software you're attempting to install in Softaculous. If it requires less than PHP version 5.3 then typically changing your account's PHP version down to PHP 5.2 should allow it to work.

- Jacob

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Hello Jacob.

I happened to several applications: poMMo, Webinsta Maillist, ccMail.

I changed the version of PHP as you recommend, to PHP 5.2. I did it for CPANEL and ".htaccess" files ... does not work! ...

When I use de function phpinfo() in a php file, version appears changed (PHP 5.2). But when I go to install any of these applications, it is indicating that my PHP is 5.3.27.
40 Points
2013-09-27 2:16 pm EST
Hello again diamondwaycali,

I apologize, I forgot I had actually encountered this same problem previously in a question about changing the Softaculous PHP version.

"However when you're using Softaculous to install applications it's going to use the system's default PHP version which in this case would be 5.3. In order to get around this issue you could try to manually install the application, after you setup a sub-folder for it that utilizes PHP 5.2."

You could setup two different versions of PHP for your account, but this doesn't affect the version that Softaculous will default to.

You might give phpList a try if you're looking for mailing list software that can be installed with Softaculous with PHP version 5.3.

If you had any other questions at all, please let us know!

- Jacob
9,968 Points
2013-09-27 3:18 pm EST
Thanks again.
I understand.

I try to do the manual installation.
I really have tried Phplist and it worked perfect for me, however it is not easy to use. I will not be the end user, but another person with less computer skills. Phplist is not very intuitive, and it takes time to understand and configure.

Thanks for your help.
40 Points
2013-09-27 3:35 pm EST
Hello again diamondwaycali,

No problem at all, sorry we can't get Softaculous to auto install the older software for you. I agree that phpList can be very intuitive especially for a novice computer user. If you have any problems with getting a manual install of any software setup, please let us know!

- Jacob
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2013-09-27 3:56 pm EST
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