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PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.3 Upgrading
08th Oct, 2014


This announcement is a notification that we will be commencing PHP upgrades across our shared hosting servers as of November 10th, 2014


All customers should ensure that websites are compatible with PHP’s 5.3.x branch, if you are using a CMS such as Wordpress, joomla. You should only need to ensure that you have upgraded to the latest version.


If you are using a custom application, you will should check with your web developer on the compatibilities that may arise from php 5.2 to php 5.3. Incompatibilities issues between 5.3.x and the 5.2.x branch can be seen here:


Although the large majority of web scripts are now compatible, there are still some may need upgraded, tweaked and or remain incompatible. Please email us at


Certain items that were removed in the php 5.4 includes, but are not limited to: register_globals, safe_mode, allow_call_time_pass_reference, session_register(), session_unregister() and session_is_registered(). There are also several improvements to existing features.


Finally, as a forewarning, the php 5.3 has actually been EOL, as the upgrade from 5.2 to 5.3 is less disruptive then directly upgrading to php 5.4, however we will eventually move on to upgrade to php 5.4


Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this scheduled maintenance please contact for immediate assistance.

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