Dear Customers

We are notifying you of our intention to upgrade our default server PHP profiles to version 8. 

What is happening?

Most websites (especially WordPress) run on a code base called PHP. We are updating the PHP software code on our servers to run the latest versions.

  • No Longer Supported: PHP 7.2 (and older versions) has reached 'End of Life'. 
  • No Longer Supported: PHP 7.3 will reach 'End of Life' in Dec 2021

They are no longer receiving any security patches and are therefore being removed.


What's Being Supported?

  • Supported: We will support PHP version 7.4 until 28 Nov 2022 
  • Supported: We will support PHP version 8 until 26 Nov 2023


When is the changeover happening?

We are planning to upgrade all sites to use PHP version 8 over the next few months, and be completed by December 11 2021.

Any sites we identify as having an issue with version 8, we will either fix for you (see below) or we will be in touch to let you know the options.


What does this mean for you?

All servers will discontinue support PHP version 7.3 and less. While new versions of PHP are generally backwards compatible, if you have an application that is old, or using code from PHP version 7.3 or less, you will need to upgrade it or make it compatible to PHP v7.4 or PHP version 8.0.  You can do this via the webhosting control panel and the PHP multi PHP manager option.

If we have produced your website for you AND you are a Club Purple subscriber, you do not need to be concerned as we will ensure compatibility. 

Otherwise, you will need to ensure compatibility yourself, or hire us or someone else to resolve any issues, should they occur, once the changeover happens.

Do get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

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