Upgrading to Apache 2.4.9, Laravel and Dumping CodeIgniter
We just upgraded our servers to Apache 2.4.9 (and PHP 5.4.29) so that we could use the Laravel PHP framework.
The upgrade was pretty flawless, save two minor issues: one with a WordPress plugin and the other was with a PHP.ini setting that was no longer supported in Apache 2.4.9.
… This caused CodeIgniter to show a 500 internal sever error. CodeIgniter error handling stinks. That alone is reason enough to dump CodeIgniter.
Apache 2.4.9 is fast!
As an added bonus, we were pleasantly surprised to find that Apache 2.4.9 is significantly faster than what we had been running – Apache 2.2.27.
It’s best to keep your server software up-to-date to take advantage of performance improvements and security fixes. If you let your software get too out of date, the eventual upgrade could be a nightmare as radical changes to software, is more likely to break things than minor upgrades.