PHP 5.6.39, 7.0.33, 7.1.25 and 7.2.13

The PHP developers recently released versions 5.6.39, 7.0.33, 7.1.25, and 7.2.13 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 series on our servers as a result.

These changes should not be noticeable, but as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble.

WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0 was recently released, and as always, we’ve updated our WordPress one-click installer to automatically install the latest version for new WordPress sites. WordPress 5.0 works fine on our servers (make sure you’re using a recent version of PHP for your site).

If you’ve previously installed an older version of WordPress, you should update it from within your WordPress Dashboard.

One thing to note is that WordPress 5.0 comes with a new default editor called Gutenberg. Some people like Gutenberg and some people don’t; if you don’t, you can install the Classic Editor Plugin to continue to use the old editor.

Brief MySQL scheduled maintenance December 1, 2018 for some servers (completed)

Update 11:22 PM Pacific time Dec. 1: The maintenance described below has been completed and all services are running normally.

Between 10:00 PM and 11:59 PM Pacific time on Saturday, December 1, 2018, the MySQL database software on some hosting servers will be updated. This will cause an approximately two minute interruption of service on each MySQL-using customer Web site (including WordPress sites) at some point during this period.

Specifically, this will affect servers ending in digits 0, 1, 2 and 3, such as “web01” and “web10”. (All other servers were previously updated on November 17 or November 24.)

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Brief MySQL scheduled maintenance November 24, 2018 for some servers (completed)

Update 10:39 PM Pacific time Nov. 24: The maintenance described below has been completed and all services are running normally.

Between 10:00 PM and 11:59 PM Pacific time on Saturday, November 24, 2018, the MySQL database software on some hosting servers will be updated. This will cause an approximately two minute interruption of service on each MySQL-using customer Web site (including WordPress sites) at some point during this period.

Specifically, this will affect servers ending in digits 4, 5 and 6, such as “web04” and “web14”. Servers ending in digits 0-3 are not affected now and will be updated later; servers ending with digits 7-9 were previously updated.

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Brief MySQL scheduled maintenance November 17, 2018 for some servers (completed)

Update 10:46 PM Pacific time Nov. 17: The maintenance described below has been completed and all services are running normally.

Between 10:00 PM and 11:59 PM Pacific time on Saturday, November 17, 2018, the MySQL database software on some hosting servers will be updated. This will cause an approximately two minute interruption of service on each MySQL-using customer Web site (including WordPress sites) at some point during this period.

Specifically, this will affect servers ending in digits 7, 8 and 9, such as “web07” and “web08”. Servers ending in digits 0-6 are not affected now and will be updated later this month.

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PHP 7.1.24 and 7.2.12

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.1.24 and 7.2.12 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.1 and 7.2 series on our servers as a result.

These changes should not be noticeable, but as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble.

Automatic import of G Suite and Office 365 mail records

Some customers who transfer their hosting service from another company to ours are already using the third-party Google “G Suite” or Microsoft “Office 365” mail services.

Since those are paid services, most people want to continue using them, even though they’re changing where their website is hosted. Until now, though, that meant manually adding the necessary DNS records to our nameservers (or asking us to do so).

To make this process easier, if we see that you use either of these services, we now try to automatically copy the necessary DNS records when you sign up. You can review the imported records in our control panel (and delete them if you need to). The signup confirmation message we send by email will let you know if we imported anything.

PHP 5.6.38, 7.0.32, 7.1.22 and 7.2.10

The PHP developers recently released versions 5.6.38, 7.0.32, 7.1.22, and 7.2.10 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 series on our servers as a result.

These changes should not be noticeable, but as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble.

PHP 7.1.21 and 7.2.9

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.1.21 and 7.2.9 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.1 and 7.2 series on our servers as a result.

These changes should not be noticeable, but as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble.

phpMyAdmin updated to version 4.8.3

We’ve updated phpMyAdmin to the latest version, 4.8.3.

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