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Not sure when this version is due, but any thoughts on when we will move to PHP 5.3.10?


The PHP version is actually provided by the Linux distro. Whenever a distro ships with a given PHP version, they typically keep that particular version for the long haul.

So the usual way to upgrade to a new PHP version is to upgrade your distro.

I suspect if you’re using PHP 5.3.10, that means you’re using Ubuntu 12.04. There’s a new Ubuntu LTS release coming out in April that will contain PHP 5.5.x, I believe.

If you can, my suggestion would be to wait until Virtualmin adds support for that distro (which will be shortly after it’s released), and then to upgrade to it, if you need a more recent PHP version for Ubuntu.


Hi Eric,

aha - I thought that VM managed the software (not distro).

I am running Centos 6.5 with php 5.3.3!

Ah, I realize I misread your initial post, you were asking when PHP 5.3.10 will be used.

One option would be to move to Ubuntu 12.04, which uses PHP 5.3.10.

Another option while on CentOS, if you’re using a 64 bit, would be to install PHP 5.4 or 5.5 next to your current PHP version. There are instructions on doing that here: