PHP 7.4 series now available

The PHP developers recently released a brand new version, PHP 7.4, so PHP 7.4.0 is now available in our control panel (in addition to the PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 series).

We don’t yet recommend PHP 7.4 for most customers. It’s fairly new and some third-party scripts aren’t yet compatible with it. If you want to try it anyway:

  1. First, update your site’s PHP scripts (including WordPress, Joomla, any plugins or themes you use, and so on)
  2. Login to our My Account control panel
  3. Click PHP Settings
  4. Click PHP 7.4 series
  5. Click Save Settings

After updating, test your site carefully to make sure there aren’t any problems.

By the way, if all this seems confusing, we have a page explaining more about PHP versions and updates.

PHP 7.1.33, 7.2.25 and 7.3.12

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.1.33, 7.2.25 and 7.3.12 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 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.

Insecure versions of Adminer disabled

Some of our customers use a script called Adminer (aka adminer.php) that allows them to modify MySQL database entries. It’s similar to phpMyAdmin.

This is fine, except that old versions of Adminer have a serious security vulnerability that allows “hackers” to take control of sites that use it. If you’ve put an old version of the adminer.php script on your site, then you never updated or removed it, your site is vulnerable to hackers. A couple of our customer’s sites have been “hacked” this way in the last week.

To make sure this doesn’t happen to more customers, we’re disabling any old vulnerable versions of adminer.php (versions earlier than 4.7) and replacing them with a link to this page.

If you try to use a copy of Adminer you’ve previously installed, but you get referred to this page, you should simply install a new version from the Adminer website. Be sure to keep it updated in the future (or delete it when you’re finished using it).

PHP 7.2.23 and 7.3.10

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.2.23 and 7.3.10 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.2 and 7.3 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 7.1.32, 7.2.22 and 7.3.9

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.1.32, 7.2.22 and 7.3.9 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 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 7.1.31, 7.2.21 and 7.3.8

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.1.31, 7.2.21 and 7.3.8 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 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 7.2.20 and 7.3.7

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.2.20 and 7.3.7 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.2 and 7.3 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 7.1.30, 7.2.19 and 7.3.6

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.1.30, 7.2.19 and 7.3.6 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 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 7.3 series is now the default for new accounts

The PHP 7.3 series has been out long enough that all modern script software should be compatible with it, and the authors of popular scripts like WordPress recommend using it. Because of that, we’re making PHP 7.3 the default for new customers.

We haven’t changed the version for any existing accounts, but we recommend that all customers use PHP 7.3 if possible. PHP 7.3 is slightly faster than PHP 7.2 and around twice as fast as PHP 5. If you care about your site’s speed (and you should), always use the newest version of PHP that’s compatible with your scripts. Our Why Update PHP? page explains more about PHP version updates.

PHP 7.1.29, 7.2.18 and 7.3.5

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.1.29, 7.2.18 and 7.3.5 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 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.