PHP 5.6 Disabled – Automatic Upgrades to PHP 7.3 on April 27th 2020
Posted by Joe S on 06 February 2020 01:18 PM
The following notice is being sent to all shared hosting customers...
Dear Valued Customer,
As you may already know, PHP 5.6 was made End of Life beginning in January of 2019 according to php.net: https://www.php.net/eol.php which means cPanel, the underlying control panel software, also no longer supports or provides software and security updates to PHP 5.6. We are asking all customers to update any scripts, plugins, or code on their websites to be compatible with the latest stable version of PHP, so that PHP 5.6 can be fully disabled.
Any customers who have already made the switch and are using PHP 7.2 or PHP 7.3 – we thank you for your attention, and no changes will be made to your account. You may disregard this notice.
For customers who have not yet updated their websites to utilize PHP 7.2 or PHP 7.3, your cPanel accounts will be automatically changed to PHP 7.3 on April 27th 2020 if you do not act prior to this date.
We are announcing this change in order to ensure a safe, stable, and secure environment for all of our shared, reseller, and SEO hosting customers. TurnKey Internet prides itself on the stability and security of its network and shared hosting products. Running a stable version of PHP that is supported with ongoing security updates is critical to the security and stability of any hosting environment.
We understand changing from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.3 can be a large undertaking and in some cases may require ongoing updates and testing, which is why we are providing as much notice as possible to facilitate the change and request you update your PHP version as soon as possible to minimize any risk of downtime.
If you are not sure what version of PHP your account is running, or you’d like to temporarily or permanently update your account to use the latest version of PHP prior to April 27th, you can control what version of PHP your account is using this within your control panel from the “MultiPHP Manager” seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sKYQ-D1pLg
If you have any questions or concerns about this upgrade or the information contained within this notification, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer care team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-539-4638.
Thank you for your continued dedication to TurnKey Internet!
The TurnKey Internet Staff