We’re retiring some legacy PHP versions throughout July 2022.
Why is this happening?
End of Life (EOL) versions are no longer supported for security updates, potentially making your shared hosting vulnerable. Updating to the later PHP versions can also improve performance and stability in some applications.
To prepare for this, we are getting ready to retire the following PHP versions:
5.3, 5.4, 5.5
7.0, 7.1, 7.2
Meaning you will need to update your PHP version to either ‘5.6’ or ‘7.3’ or above.
What you need to do now
Please update your PHP to the highest possible version your website can support by following the simple steps below.
Changing your PHP Version
You can change to a different version of PHP by clicking on the ‘Switch PHP Version’ under ‘Web Tools’ in your eXtend Control Panel.
To change your version:
Click ‘Switch PHP Version’
Select the version of PHP you want from the drop-down list
Your site will now run that version
You’ll also need to update your plugins.
Please note, that this will need to be done for every website you have that is currently using a PHP version below ‘5.6’ or ‘7.3’.
What can be expected?
There are no expected issues with well-known website software, however we recommend you check with the software provider for compatibility.
What happens if you don’t update your PHP
Our preference is that you manually update the PHP version to ensure your hosting continues to run as you have set it up. However, if your PHP is not updated before 1st July 2022, then as a security measure, our team will update your website to version ‘5.6’ or ‘7.3’. Please note that if we are required to make this update, we do not accept responsibility for any issues that may occur with your website, as a result.
Please ensure that your website functions as intended, after the update.