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What version of xampp should I use to develop my local joomla 2.5 site?

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2013-06-11 6:34 pm EST

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I uploaded my site once without problems. But the last two times I had php conflicts resulting in blank pages. I switched to an earlier xampp version, uninstalled a module, and requested an upgrade to php 5 from imh. It now shows up as php 5.3.17. I'm new to this and am trying to avoid more conflicts and problems as I develop my site. I'd be interested in any advice regarding local joomla development with xampp.

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40,993 Points
2013-06-11 6:51 pm EST
Hello Kminer,

Thanks for the question! It appears that your initial conflict had more to do with PHP version than XAMPP. I would recommend that you check make sure that the version you choose is able to support a version of PHP that you are using on the web server. For InMotion Hosting, you can find the how to change your PHP version here. I checked the Xampp website and the 1.8.1 version I noted supported PHP 5.4.7. Again, you just need to be sure that your PHP versions are matched so that you can transfer between local and online environments.

I hope this helps to answer your question! Please let us know if you require any further assistance!


Arnel C.

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Thanks for your answer. I upgraded to php 5.4. I will try it in xampp 1.8. I wondered if there are reasons to not upgrade php?
8 Points
2013-06-14 8:02 am EST
Hello kminer,

As long as Joomla supports the php version, you can use any one. There should not be a specific reason to upgrade the php for the Joomla as long as the current version is working unless you have a personal reason for it. Perhaps you want to practice developing with the new features, etc. Otherwise, as long as the php version falls within the range that Joomla supports, you will be fine.

Best Regards,
Scott M
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2013-06-14 10:20 am EST
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