PHP 7.3 is coming

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 - General

As we alluded to back in September, changes are coming to the PHP system on our servers.

A few weeks ago we switched our default version of PHP for new accounts to PHP 7.3. This only affected new accounts. Accounts that already existed on the server continued to run their defined version of PHP – which for nearly all accounts is PHP 7.1.

PHP 7.1 is going end-of-life on December 1, 2019 – which is in just a few days.

Beginning next week – the week of December 1, 2019 – we will be shifting existing accounts from PHP 7.1 to PHP 7.3. PHP 7.1 will continue to be available for a while and we can switch you back to PHP 7.1 if you need it. But if the code running on your website is not PHP 7.3 compatible then you really need to make an effort to upgrade the scripts and code to become PHP 7.3 compatible. That is more or less the point of this switching to PHP 7.3. If your code is not compatible with PHP 7.3 then you need to be made aware of this and you need to be taking action to get it up to par.