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    Who in the EU has heard of GDPR and will it affect you

    This seems to agree with this. Field Fisher are a large London law firm. https://privacylawblog.fieldfisher.com/2017/re-consenting-to-marketing-under-gdpr
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    Upgrading to the latest version

    Running MariaDB 10.1.25 under Plesk 12.5 with no problems. That statement is tempting fate!
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    PHP 7

    PHP 7 is available with xampp.
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    PHP 7

    Very interesting summary of PHP performance increase over the versions: https://www.phpclasses.org/blog/post/493-php-performance-evolution.html Real incentive to move to PHP 7 ! See also the potential for what may be PHP 8.
  5. I updated to https about 4 months ago - for the reasons Frank gave above - and have encountered no problems. Good all round benefits with no obvious negatives. Just a word of warning regarding Facebook. We had 85,000 likes and didn't want to lose them because of a URL change. That may well have happened unless we followed FB advice which was basically this: 1. Exclude Facebook crawlers from the redirect. 2. Set og:url to the http version of the page I did that and haven't lost any likes. Yet. It amazes me that a company that can produce HHVM cannot, or will not, make life easier for their users. The solution here can't be anything but short term.
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    PHP 7

    Dan, well it started as RC2a ! It's very heavily modified, both in terms of keeping it updated, secure, improving efficiency, making it responsive and extending facilities. However, it didn't take too much to make it run under PHP 7. I just made a point of ensuring all notices, warnings and errors from the log were dealt with. Alan PS Having a lifetime in software developement helped!
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    PHP 7

    After exhaustive testing on our preview site, I took a deep breath and invoked PHP 7.05 on the live site yesterday. Pleased to report that all went extremely well and the performance improvement is considerable. No horrible suprises in the error logs either.
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    PHP 7

    PHP7.0 now released and performing extremely well under Plesk 12.5 and nginx. No new problems found yet - will continue testing for at least another month. Very encouraging for the world of PHP.
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    PHP 7

    Nice free guide 'Upgrading to PHP 7" http://www.oreilly.com/web-platform/free/files/upgrading-to-php-seven.pdf
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    PHP 7

    Should be OK as long as you've moved to MySQli. From memory, I just changed the code to avoid Deprecated warnings on PHP 4 style constructors (methods that have the same name as the class they are defined in). Working well on my test site with PHP7 RC6, but will be giving it a comprehensive test as soon as 7.0 is released, likely to be next week.
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    PHP 7

    There isn't a PHP 5.7. Details about PHP 7.0 RC1 are at http://www.php.net Extract:
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    PHP 7

    Because it will be released this year and the performance improvement is amazing. Check out the benchmarks.
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    PHP 7

    Have just been playing with PHP 7 RC1 using these instructions as a guide: https://phpdave.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/run-php-7-alpha-on-windows-in-3-steps/ Could only use the built-in webserver and php.ini needed tweeking for mysqli but, all in all, a very simple process. Using my heavily modified RC2a system, I managed to load all pages very easily and VERY FAST! Encouraging.
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    Using a non-relational database with osCommerce (Discussionu)

    If you install the LORI add-on in Firefox, it will give you Time to First Byte and Time to Completion on any page that is loaded. Then you can easily see if server side is slow or page rendering is slow. Or both of course.
  15. In the UK, Streamline, now part of Worldpay, are pushing hard for PCI DSS compliance. They've teamed up with TrustWave and we've been encouraged to use their TrustKeeper IP Scanning system for vulnerabilities. The only item my site is failing on is XSS, despite the magnificent presence of Security Pro 2!! URL: ....../product_info.php?products_id=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28TK00000004%29%3C%2Fscript%3E Body matches: Vulnerability type: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerable input type: URL Query Parameter Vulnerable input name: products_id This may be a very dubious failure, but many of us will have to deal with it. Any thoughts?
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