Upgrade to PHP 7.2 Before September 2019

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

Due to a lack of security & general support.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

When the upgrade is performed and your site version is less than PHP 7.1, certain features or functions will stop working, in the worst-case scenario, your site will not show at all.

Here is an example of what your site will look like if the right actions aren’t taken:

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF UPGRADING?

In a nutshell: speed, security and compatibility. Benchmarks show that the latest version of PHP 7 can run significantly faster than PHP 5.6 (the most prevalent version) and handle more requests per second. What this means is that your website will load faster and handle more traffic.

From a security perspective, the latest version of PHP 7 has fixed a number of security vulnerabilities and doesn’t allow poor coding practices, which means your website will be more secure.

YES, THIS EFFECTS WORDPRESS, TOO.

Switching to the latest version of PHP 7 will help you get the most value out of your CMS. The upgrade includes a wide range of new features and functions that make the latest version of PHP 7 more developer-friendly – more and more CMSs will adopt this as the minimum standard and could even drop support for older versions of PHP.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

We have controlled environments where we are able to simulate the hosting environment to 7.2 version and see what the impact on your website potentially is.

Not sure what version you are using? Get in touch with us if you are making use of our hosting services and we will provide this info for you.

NEED AN UPGRADE?

Due to the nature of this type of development, we cannot accurately estimate costs on upgrading to the latest version. We would need to investigate each account individually, agree on rough times, costs and the impact before we can make any corrections.

It is the responsibility of you, the client, to contact us to start the conversation. Due to the urgency of this required work, contact us now in order to plan your upgrade!

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