GRID PHP Upgrade Notice

GRID Server Website Hosting Customers,

On September 30, 2020, we will be updating your GRID hosting by removing PHP 5.6 and replacing it with the newer, more stable, and more secure PHP 7.3.

If you need time to update your website code to work with the latest version of PHP (7.3), you can continue to use the older version (5.6) until September 30 by selecting "Legacy" from the PHP Settings in your GRID Control Panel. (contact us to do so by emailing support)

Since most websites are already compatible with PHP 7.3, in 30 days from this notification, the "Stable" version of PHP in your GRID Control Panel will update to PHP 7.3. The "Legacy" version will remain in place until September 30, 2020 for your convenience, but will be removed completely on that date.

 What does this mean for you?

For the vast majority of websites, this change should be relatively transparent, as modern web applications such as WordPress have been updated to work well with the latest versions of PHP.

 Why is this happening?

To improve security for our entire Grid hosting platform, removing unsupported and insecure versions of software is essential.
The PHP Group established PHP 5.6 as an unsupported branch as of December 2018, however Media Temple has continued to support customers who built on this version for your convenience.

 What version of PHP are you using right now? 

Let us know if you would like help to confirm your version of PHP on the GRID Server currently.

 If your application does not work correctly after the update, you should check to make sure that the code is compatible with PHP 7.3. Enabling additional error logging may help provide some insight into any application issues you are having and this article provides you more details.

 It's worth noting that there are some deprecated features that should have little impact on the majority of websites. You can review the differences in this document from PHP.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us by opening a support ticket.

Dytek Server Support Team