Has anyone here successfully updated to Moodle 3.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux yet?
We are currently planning our upgrade from Moodle 3.1 to 3.2. Our Moodle currently runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.3 (Maipo), which comes with Apache 2.4.6 and PHP 5.4.16.
Starting with Moodle 3.2, the minimum requirements for PHP have increased. Minimum PHP version is now 5.6.5, so all RHEL users will need to find a newer PHP from somewhere.
We are aware that there are many third party repos providing newer versions of PHP (Remi, Webtatic, IUS), but our system admins would rather rely on Red Hat's support and get PHP 5.6 from Red Hat Software collections (RHSCL).
So at the moment we are considering two options:
* PHP 5.6 as mod_php (rh-php56-php) with Apache's prefork MPM.
* PHP 5.6 as PHP-FPM (rh-php56-php-fpm) with Apache's event MPM.
Does anyone already have experiences with a similar setup?
We would be especially interested in using PHP-FPM with Apache's event MPM as it is said to perform better.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.