Recently PHP 5.5 got EOL’d, but PHP 5.6 will be supported for another two years. On Debian, this is a just a matter of upgrading the php5 package, but FreeBSD splits it out into two packages: php55 and php56, not to mention that extensions are also split out this way. The fact that I’ve installed php via ports also complicates things. Doing the deed This assumes portmaster is installed. Listing the installed php55 packages:
A while ago I came across a full-featured PHP application for controlling a daemon. It worked well with a small data set, but quickly became laggy with a dataset numbering in the thousands. Admittedly, it really wasn’t built for that kind of load, so I removed it and controlled the daemon manually, which wasn’t a big deal. Then a while later, I came across a post by someone who managed to mitigate the problem by shifting a particularly expensive operation to an external python program.