During December we’ll be rolling out some important updates to the software running on our “shared hosting” web servers.
We’ll be upgrading the version of PHP running on all of our servers to 5.4. For most sites this upgrade will be seamless, however if you’re running a content management system (CMS), we recommend that you upgrade immediately to the most up to date version.
Why are we doing this? Well, PHP 5.4 is supposed to be 20% faster than 5.3, use less memory, improve performance and fix over 100 previously reported bugs – so we reckon it’s worth it!
Whilst there are some depreciated functions in the update, including as register_globals, magic_quotes and safe_mode there are also a few additions such as traits and shorter arrays.
If you have any concerns or issues please contact us as a matter of urgency.