|Test||Should Be||What You Have|
|PHP¹||4.3.0 or higher||5.2.6|
What does this mean?
- PHP: You are running a supported version of PHP. No problems here.
- XML: You have XML support installed. No problems here.
- PCRE: You have PCRE support installed. No problems here.
- cURL: You have
cURLsupport installed. No problems here.
- Zlib: You have
Zlibenabled. This allows SimplePie to support GZIP-encoded feeds. No problems here.
iconvis installed, but
mbstringis not. Check the Supported Character Encodings chart to see what's supported on your webhost.
Bottom Line: Yes, you can!
For most feeds, it'll run with no problems. There are certain languages that you might have a hard time with though.
Take the time to read Requirements and Getting Started to make sure you're prepared to use SimplePie. No seriously, read them.
Note: Passing this test does not guarantee that SimplePie will run on your webhost — it only ensures that the basic requirements have been addressed.
¹ — SimplePie 2 will not support PHP 4.x. The core PHP team has discontinued PHP 4.x patches and support. Read the announcement.
² — Some recent versions of the PCRE (PERL-Compatible Regular Expression) engine compiled into PHP have been buggy, and are the source of PHP segmentation faults (e.g. crashes) which cause random things like blank, white screens. Check the Support Forums for the latest information on patches and ongoing fixes.