Farewell PHP 7.0

Hot on the heels of the recent retirement of PHP 5.6 from our servers, PHP 7.0 is bidding farewell.

PHP 7.0 has reached end of life in its development cycle, and will not be receiving any further security updates as of 1 January 2019. We will be retiring the version of PHP from our server on 1 March 2019. Please update any websites that still use this version to PHP 7.2 (preferred) or PHP 7.1.

We will reach out to individual website owners that are affected.

Upgrade steps

  • If you are using WordPress, Joomla or other web application, upgrade it to the latest version or at least a version that support PHP 7.2 (preferred) or PHP 7.1. The upgrade procedure will likely require upgrading templates/themes and plugins/extensions as well.
  • Set your website to use PHP 7.2 (preferred) or PHP 7.1 with the MultiPHP function in cPanel.
  • Keep your website up to date. This is of critical importance, not only to ensure compatibility with newer versions of PHP, but also to ensure you are using all available security updates.

Important dates

Date Change Comment Status
1 December PHP 7.0 no longer available for selection in cPanel Website set to use PHP 7.0 will continue to work as before; it is only the option to select PHP 7.0 in cPanel to that will no longer be available Completed
1 March PHP 7.2 the default version Automatic upgrade for all websites that are set to PHP 7.0 to using the server default setting Pending

 

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