Upgrading to PHP 8 on Our Shared Hosting Network

  • Tuesday, 1st August, 2023
  • 23:50pm

Dear Valued Clients,

We hope this message finds you well. We're reaching out with an important update regarding our shared hosting servers and the versions of PHP they support.

Why are we making this change?

Performance: PHP 8 brings several performance improvements, making your websites run faster and more efficiently.

Enhanced Security: PHP 8 includes the latest security patches, ensuring that our servers and your websites are better protected against potential threats.

New Features: By upgrading to PHP 8, you’ll be able to utilise the latest PHP features which can offer more robust and dynamic capabilities for your websites.

Software Longevity: PHP 7.4 reached its end-of-life phase. This means there will be no more security updates, fixes, or support available. It's crucial for us to stay ahead and ensure that our infrastructure is up-to-date, so you don't have to worry about it.

Starting 1 October 2023, we will be making PHP 8 the new default version on all our shared hosting servers and phasing out PHP 7.4.

What do you need to do?

While many websites and applications will transition seamlessly, we recommend testing your sites in a PHP 8 environment to ensure compatibility.  If you run into any issues, our support team is here to help guide you through the transition.

Need help or have questions?

Our dedicated support team is ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you might have about this transition. Reach out to us at support@registerdomain.co.za

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition period. Our commitment is always to provide you with the best service and latest technology.

Warm regards,

Register Domain SA

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