Pagely will be conducting PHP upgrades for 7.0 to 7.1 for VPS plans in Sydney and Singapore regions. We will be performing this work during the week at off-peak times in order to fully complete the upgrades overall. Each upgrade event will be a separate announcement on our status page.
This maintenance affects customers hosted in the following regions:
If your site is currently running as PHP 5.6, please note that you will not be affected by this event. There will be a separate maintenance for PHP 5.6 sites in January of 2019 once that version's security updates cease as well (December 31, 2018 is the deadline for that). We encourage any customers still running on PHP 5.6 to switch to PHP 7 mode as soon as possible per our earlier email outreach. You can contact support to gain further assistance.
We will begin on Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00AM MST and complete by 6:00PM MST
As of December 3, 2018, PHP 7.0 is no longer receiving security updates. You may review the schedule for PHP releases on this page: http://php.net/supported-versions.php
We will be performing automated upgrades of PHP 7.0 sites to PHP 7.1, which will continue to receive security updates through 2019.
We will be performing basic checks before and after the transition to ensure sites are loading correctly. If we detect any issues, we will reach out to let you know. With that said, this is a fairly low-risk change. WordPress Core, as well as many popular plugins out there, are compatible with PHP 7.1. The most common resolution to most problems is to ensure both core and any installed plugins are updated to the latest version. The most common issue we have seen so far has been with custom or outdated theme functions.
While there is still a very slight chance that your site may experience problems, this update must be applied in order to keep you secure. Rolling back to PHP 7.0 will, unfortunately, not be possible due to its unsupported status.
This maintenance announcement will be updated when the process has started and when it has completed.