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PHP 7.1 support stopped – time to upgrade

Friday, August 30th, 2019 by Helge

servage_7_2On December 1, 2019 PHP reaches 7.1 End of Life which means that this version will stop being maintained and security updated by its developers.  HERE, you find an overview of the PHP versions and the supported periods.  This means that you who are using PHP 7.1 today need to consider to upgrade to a later PHP version

Should you update to PHP  7.2?

The developers of PHP have made every effort to make the upgrade between different versions as smooth as possible. Nevertheless, we recommend that you review your website’s program code to make sure it works as before. Do this:

  • Update to the latest version of your applications like WordPress / Joomla / OpenCart. You will find the current version and information on how to update on each supplier’s website.
  • Update all extensions and themes to the latest version and make sure they are compatible with PHP 7.2, it doesn’t always happen automatically. However, if your extensions have been updated during the past year, they should be ready for PHP 7.2+ but it does not hurt to double check with the developers of your theme / add-ons.
  • Read the guides below and tune in so that you have prepared your website for the upgrade to 7.2. Note that if you programmed your page yourself with mysql _ * functions, you need to switch them to mysqli or PDO. If you have a later version of WordPress / Joomla / OpenCart, you are already using correct database connections.

Via your Servage account, you can run a tailored PHP for each host. On this HELPDESK POST, you find the procedure how to check the PHP version for your hosts and how to change it via your control panel. In case of questions or doubts, please contact our support via live chat or via the support ticket system in your control panel – our support is ready to assist 24/7 :)

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