PHP 5.3 Updates Coming Soon
- May 29th, 2012
As you may know, PHP 5.2 is no longer supported and for reasons of security and stability, we will be updating our servers to run PHP 5.3 in the coming weeks.
Our target version is PHP 5.3.8, up from 5.2.17 on most servers.
Please bear in mind that there are some applications, and older versions thereof, that do not run on PHP 5.3. Most notably are Magento stores version 1.3.x.x and below. If you are on an older version of Magento, it is strongly recommended that you update as soon as possible as Magento 1.3 is already 2 years of age.
Please also keep in mind that some functions from PHP 5.2 have been deprecated in PHP 5.3 which may cause older ‘legacy’ applications to fail or function abnormally. It is best stability- and security-wise to update any and all applications on your sites and to ensure with your software provider, developer or programmer that PHP 5.3 compatibility is possible. Most applications have a public facing website where details on PHP compatibility can be found. Most notably are the following applications, listed with their version that is compatible with PHP 5.3:
Magento Community Edition 1.4, 1.5, 1.6: http://www.magentocommerce.com/system-requirements
Joomla!® 1.6.x and 1.7.x: http://www.joomla.org/technical-requirements.html
WordPress 3.2: http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/
Drupal 7.x: http://drupal.org/requirements
We hope this update will be smooth and beneficial to all of our customers. If you have any questions, please submit a ticket here. We urge you to make the point of contact in this matter a helpdesk ticket for the best response to your inquiry.