Upgrading PHP to 5.3
Since the release of PHP 5.2.14 back in July 2010, the PHP development team has been encouraging all PHP 5.2 users to upgrade to PHP 5.3.x.
This release also signaled the end of active support for PHP 5.2. Because of this, starting March 2012, we will be upgrading PHP on all servers to the latest stable release of PHP 5.3.
The PHP development teams has released a migration guide that outlines the changes, compatibility, and features, that are available in PHP 5.3. Additional information on the upgrade and how it might pertain to you can be found below:
You will need to make sure that any applications you’re running are compatible with PHP 5.3, which is why we are sending this notice out so far in advance.
Most applications are already compatible with PHP 5.3. If you are unsure, please visit your application vendor’s website and review their system requirements or support resources to confirm this.
End of Life for PHP 4.x
PHP has not been officially supported by its creators in 2007, however, Ashworth Consulting provided it alongside PHP 5 as a courtesy. It’s time to officially drop support for PHP 4 and maintain the current technical standards. Along with this PHP 5 upgrade, we’ll be officially dropping support for PHP 4 on all shared hosting and reseller servers.
Regardless of what applications you have installed, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of your software application for security, performance, and compatibility reasons.
We will be sending out reminders via email about the impending upgrade, and as the final date approaches, you will receive more frequent updates.
If you have any questions regarding the PHP upgrade at any point, please open a ticket.
We appreciate your understanding and welcome any feedback.