PHP versions 7.4.20 and 8.0.7

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.4.20 and 8.0.7 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.4 and 8.0 series on our servers as a result.

Note that we still don’t recommend using the PHP 8.0 series in production, as it still has numerous compatibility issues with third-party software. PHP 8 is suitable only for testing and experimenting right now. Most customers should use PHP 7.4 instead.

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

PHP versions 7.3.28, 7.4.19 and 8.0.6

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.3.28, 7.4.19 and 8.0.6 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.3, 7.4 and 8.0 series on our servers as a result.

Note that we still don’t recommend using the PHP 8.0 series in production, as it still has numerous compatibility issues with third-party software. PHP 8 is suitable only for testing and experimenting right now. Most customers should use PHP 7.4 instead.

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

PHP versions 7.3.27, 7.4.16 and 8.0.3

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.3.27, 7.4.16 and 8.0.3 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.3, 7.4 and 8.0 series on our servers as a result.

Note that we still don’t recommend using the PHP 8.0 series in production, as it still has numerous compatibility issues with third-party software. PHP 8 is suitable only for testing and experimenting right now. Most customers should use PHP 7.4 instead.

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

Upgrading to Debian 10 “buster” (complete)

We’re upgrading our servers from Debian Linux version 9 (codename “stretch”) to version 10 (codename “buster”). We’ll be finishing that process over the next couple of weeks.

Your website and email should continue working as they always have, and we don’t expect any downtime. However, if you do have any trouble, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Although the final steps of the upgrade modify hundreds of software packages on the server, we’ve tested it extensively and don’t expect most customers to notice any change. (We’ve already been using the newer version of Debian for our own servers.)

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PHP versions 7.3.26, 7.4.14 and 8.0.1

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.3.26, 7.4.14 and 8.0.1 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.3, 7.4 and 8.0 series on our servers as a result.

Note that we still don’t recommend using the PHP 8.0 series in production, as it still has numerous compatibility issues with third-party software. PHP 8 is suitable only for testing and experimenting right now. Most customers should use PHP 7.4 instead.

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

PHP 8.0.0 experimentally available

The PHP developers have released a major update to PHP, version 8.0. We’ve installed it on our servers for customers who want to test it.

It’s so new that many scripts are still incompatible with it, including all versions of WordPress before the recent WordPress 5.6, so most people should not use it yet. In addition, it does not yet support the ImageMagick extension (but the more standard GD works fine), nor does it yet support ionCube Loader.

If you want to try it anyway:

  1. Login to our My Account control panel
  2. Click PHP Settings
  3. Choose PHP 8.0 series and click Save Settings.

Keep in mind that we consider PHP 8 to be only experimental for now; if you have any trouble at all, we recommend you simply switch back to PHP 7.4 in our control panel.

PHP versions 7.3.25 and 7.4.13

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.3.25 and 7.4.13 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.3 and 7.4 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.

(By the way, if you’re wondering about support for the brand new PHP 8.0: that isn’t yet available because many things are still incompatible with it, but we do plan to support it in the future.)

PHP versions 7.3.24 and 7.4.12

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.3.24 and 7.4.12 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.3 and 7.4 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 versions 7.2.34, 7.3.23, and 7.4.11

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.2.34, 7.3.23 and 7.4.11 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 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 versions 7.3.22 and 7.4.10

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.3.22 and 7.4.10 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 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.