PHP5 Was obsolete in December 2018
PHP5 had an extremely long run of 12 years since its release in July 2004. Its final version was PHP v5.6.40 in Jan 2019. We were one of the few to provide it as soon as it was available.
Since early 2016 we have had PHP7 on all servers to give plenty of time to update your websites from PHP5.
Later this year, we plan to change all of our servers to use PHP v7.2 as the default version, making PHP5 an option that you can downgrade to.
In January 2020 we will be gradually removing all versions of PHP5 from all servers on our network.
PHP5 Removal schedule:
We will email every customer to let you know when PHP5 will be removed and when. You should all be aiming to get your websites up onto PHP v7.2 ASAP if you have not done so.
You can also find some helpful PHP Migration guides on the PHP website. These show the end of life for each version and useful migration information.
If you would like any help/advice then please do raise a support ticket ASAP let us know.
Upgrading to PHP7 brings far better security and incredible performance. All of our UK Web Hosting servers have PHP v7.2 and PHP v7.3 available.
What about our Databases?
In 2020 we will also be upgrading all MySQL servers to MySQL v5.7. We have already upgraded some servers to MySQL v5.7 with no problems and improved performance.
My hosting company doesnt provide PHP7:
Do you want to use PHP7 and take advantage of its performance benefits, security and functionality?
If your current web hosting company dont provide PHP7 then contact us and ask about transferring your website to WESH UK. We can transfer the website for you and give you free SSL.