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PHP.net will end support for PHP 5.5 in July 2016

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PHP 5.6 provides improvements in performance and security over previous versions. We strongly recommend customers move to PHP 5.6 as soon as possible after appropriate testing. Backwards incompatibility between PHP 5.6 and PHP 5.5 is minimal and consists of bug fixes and security improvements.

How to check and change the version of PHP your website uses

  1. Login to your Website Control Panel and ensure you are on the ‘Websites & Domains’ tab
  2. Click the icon for ‘PHP Settings’ as shown below. (The current version of PHP that is enabled for your sites will be shown here as well)
  3. Look for the following text, ‘PHP support (PHP version’ and open the drop down box next to the text.
  4. Change the PHP version to 5.5.38, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click OK.
  5. That’s it, your PHP version is now updated.

Interested in making use of some or all of the new features our hosting platform has to offer? Want to make sure you are getting the best performance out of your hosting plan? We can help!

Website optimization – one time – $50

  • Test and Check your Websites PHP comparability and change your php version to the highest version your site will work with, without having to make code changes
  • Enable NGINX for static Content speeding up your website
  • Disable any unneeded logging
  • Make sure OPcache or XCache is enabled for your php website
  • Optimize your DNS zone file (if hosted with us)
  • If your website will work with it without any code changes we will adjust your PHP complier to PHP-FPM speeding up your website (we will convert .htacces to Nginx commands if needed)
  • Enable gzip to compress your websites data transfer delivering it to viewers faster
  • Enable static content caching for browsers

WordPress optimization – one time – $100

Includes website optimization plus the following:

  • Install and enable the plugin to use Memcached with your WordPress
  • Install and enable and configure WordPress Super cache plugin
  • Install and enable WordFence Free addition
  • Install and enable the MySQL PDO plugin for WordPress

2 Comments

Richard Adler

March 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

I assume we are using some version with Nucleus…how do we determine what version? If a transition is required, doesn’t Nucleus look after this for us?

    nucleusinc

    March 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    After you log into your hosting control panel you will see a section called “php settings” this will show you what version you are running.

    Nucleus can make the change for you if you like, but client is responsible for testing the site, as well as making changes to code if there are issues.

    Thanks

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