Pagely will be conducting PHP upgrades for 7.0 to 7.1 on our Shared Cluster. We will be performing this work over several US evenings during the week in order to fully complete the upgrade for the cluster overall. Each upgrade event will be a separate announcement on our status page.
This maintenance does not affect any VPS plans - we will announce that separately.
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 Friday, December 7 at 5:00PM MST and complete by 1:00AM MST Saturday December 8, 2018.
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.
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.