Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#2069 closed task (fixed)

Upgrade Staging to Php7

Reported by: wildintellect Owned by: webcom@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: WebSite Keywords:


I hadn't noticed this until #2057. We should not be deploying new sites on php5. For long term security maintenance we ought to move to php7.

Clearly this got missed as we didn't closely review the work on the contract early on. In order to make this switch we'll need to review if any of the plugins in use would be broken.

Trying it out as noted here might be the fastest way.

Knowing how to do this procedure should make some of the other open items easier too.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by wildintellect

Component: Systems AdminWebSite
Owner: changed from sac@… to webcom@…

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by robe

I'd rather not upgrade the cloudvps we have already since we don't have an image of it and we should just go live as planned on Jan 15th. I think going live while the content is fresh is more important than the extra stress of having little time to test PHP7/MariaDb to make a Feb 1st that frankly I don't think we can make given all the testing we may need to do.

Even the CloudVPS debian i(it's 8 not the most recent stable 9) so I'd just assume chuck that box when we are done with it, or reimage it from a scratch VM (assuming we are sticking with it for future staging), after we have production hosted on our server.

Did we decide if it's worthwhile to do this in docker or should we just have a VM. Docker from IRC discussion sounds messy and I fear splitting the database and website (the install in Docker, the database/website sitting on bear-metal will make upgrading and move needlessly complicated and introduce two points of failure instead of one). The database is tiny (under 3MB) and the files take up about 1 GB.

So perhaps we should just do this on a new VM we either contract from OSUOSL or we build on our own infrastructure.

What I was planning to do to experiment is just setup a virtual box running Debian 9, fresh PHP7, MariaDB, restore the latest wordpress backup onto it and then do the upgrade of the plugins and in process have a very well documented step by step instruction guide on how we will setup the new server.

Then we can repeat the same steps at OSUOSL (for production setup) and wherever we decide to keep the staging server.

What would be really cool is if we can have some sort of sandbox space where we can setup KVM images and then bring up the image when we are ready at OSUOSL. Though I'm not sure what that entails.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by robe

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

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