UBB.classic Accelerator should have no issues under this version of PHP. zlib compression is installed and will be used.
The UBB.classic Accelerator is an optional component that can greatly enhance the speed at which your UBB.classic operates. The UBB.classic Accelerator is written in the PHP scripting language. It can optionally use a method known as zlib compression to compress its output, which can help reduce bandwidth use.
In order to use the UBB.classic Accelerator, you must have version 4 or higher of the PHP scripting language installed. Versions prior to 4 will not operate properly.
The UBB.classic scripts can be very intense on your web server. In order to reduce the potential load, the scripts create cached copies of many commonly requested pages, such as topics, forums, and the forum summary. The UBB.classic Accelerator uses a shortcut to get to these cached copies faster than the UBB.classic scripts.
For additional speed, the UBB.classic Accelerator may use zlib compression. The majority of web browsers can accept zlib compressed pages. Normally, zlib compressed pages are between 50% and 75% smaller than uncompressed versions. This can save your board quite a bit of bandwidth.
The UBB.classic Accelerator can normally serve between 30% and 60% of all requests for UBB.classic pages.
The UBB.classic Accelerator was originally written by Philipp Esselbach, and is included with UBB.classic with his permission. Thank you, Philipp!