Effected March 1st 2018, Nucleus will be deprecating support for certain outdated and unused features.

Feb 21, 2018 Update – for the time being, servers that currently allow access these products will still continue to do so but new sign ups will not get access.

Feb 28, 2018 Update – Versions of PHP prior to 5.6 have been added to this list.  IF you have them they will continue to work but new sign up s will not get access

The following components and features are deprecated as of March 1st 2018:

Apache Tomcat
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
mod_php, mod_perl, mod_python Apache modules
PHP 4
PHP 5.2
PHP 5.3
PHP 5.4
PHP 5.5

Apache Tomcat drop

Tomcat usage among Plesk users has been steadily declining over the years, and our statistics do not show any evidence that this trend is going to change. Nevertheless, if the demand will be significant, we will consider a possibility of supporting Tomcat in some way.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 shipment drop

The official vendor support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 has ended on July 8, 2014, and we’d like to keep your server from using such outdated software.

mod_php, mod_perl, mod_python Apache modules drop

Previously these modules were very popular and widely distributed, but nowadays usage of these components is deprecated and is not recommended. Using these modules in a shared hosting environment is a security risk for the following reasons:

1) File security. mod_php, mod_perl, and mod_python run under the identity of Apache server itself, and therefore scripts executed by these engines can potentially access anything the server user can. For example, files containing highly confidential personal data could be read by a script from another domain.

2) Security of database connections. DBI connections of other users can be hijacked, and since all users can read each other’s code, database usernames and passwords could be visible to every user.

3) Potential system compromise. Security issues in the Apache code can lead to compromising the whole server in general.​

 

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