Tried to update to PHP7 broke apache... Symbiosis


#1

Hi All,
I tried to follow a howto to update to php7, but in the process I’ve managed to break things, the sad thing is this was a short while ago, and I only realised when i just restarted apache now, and unfortuantely I don’t have a backup from before I broke it.

So as I see it, I need to reinstall apache (and php?) using the proper symboisis config. How do I do this? Where are the packages I need?

Cheers,

Ed


#2

Does anyone know if creating another symboisis server and copying over the etc/apache2/ folder will help if I’ve somehow removed files I shouldn’t have?

P.s. worried also now about the fact most of the clever people have been given the elbow at BM. (at least from what I’ve been told.


#3

Hi Ed,

Before you do anything else, make a snapshot of the current status of the machine.
https://docs.bytemark.co.uk/article/cloud-server-backups/

Then, I think the best thing might be to upgrade to Symbiosis 9, which has Debian 9, which has php7. The most reliable way to do that is to create a new server with Symbiosis 9, and then migrate your sites to it. Symbiosis will create new Apache configuration files.
https://docs.bytemark.co.uk/article/symbiosis-migration-guide/

If you use our DNS, then ask us to update the DNS authorisation for your domains: by raising a support ticket.

If you need any other support with this, please do raise a ticket: we can respond in a ticket without worrying about confidentiality.


#4

Ok great, I’ll do that now.