ya, i not write 7.1 or 7.2 - and the problem is with php4 compliant script being 'run' by php 7.2
It just doesn't work - the mysql calls in this script are php4 compliant.
So, I've got to mod the file to be php 7.2 compliant - my easiest example is a call to 'mysqli' , must change over 100 instances of a call via 'mysql' to 'mysqli' . it's not just a single word replacement, the functions have to be rewritten to be php 7.2 compliant . Hooray open source ! ug !
Yes, the errors are php errors, the script stops with the first error
I understand the pattern, as well. ug !
I'm ok with making the change.
I will not ask to move to another server (I have many domains in my account here, and am happy mostly).
Thank you for your insight - I really appreciate it !
Unfortunately, LP refuses to support PHP 7.1 any more, and has 7.2 as the minimum possible level. 7.2 is very strict about what is allowed. You may be able to get moved to a PHP 5.6 server, but in any case should take the reprieve to update your site.
Are you specifically getting PHP errors, or are you getting warnings about using deprecated features? Such warnings can be shut off with a PHP ini_set() call, but keep in mind that eventually those will turn into real, fatal errors. I.e., they should still be fixed ASAP. I'm not familiar with any MySQL upgrades that are causing problems, but I suppose it's possible (MySQL is often upgraded along with PHP).
I have complained very loudly about their refusal to allow PHP 7.1 any more, but they insist it's out of support (which it isn't, for another 6 months).