[VPS] PHP End Of Life for version 7.4
Scheduled Maintenance Report for Pagely
The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Posted Aug 10, 2022 - 12:00 UTC
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Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Posted Aug 09, 2022 - 00:00 UTC
[VPS] PHP End Of Life for version 7.4.

On August 09, 2022, Pagely Engineers will modify the version of PHP map to:

PHP 7.4 “Sunset” will remain as “Sunset”, until November 28, 2022 (full EOL)
PHP 7.4 “Stable” will transition to PHP 8.0
PHP 8.0 “Latest” will transition to PHP 8.1
After November 28, 2022, when PHP 7.4 officially reaches EOL, we will transition “Sunset” to 8.0.

Please see this blog post for full details: https://pagely.com/blog/wordpress-6-0-php-8-1-upcoming-eol-php-7-4/


Pagely recommends all VPS customers to make the switch to the "Stable" PHP version preference for all apps prior to August 09, 2022. "Stable" preference is generally a version that still receives active updates from the maintainers of PHP. If you switch to "Stable" or are already using "Stable" on all your apps, this maintenance will not apply to you.

We will be contacting Customers individually via a ticketing system in case the update cannot be performed on their app(s).

Please see our help article for more details on changing your PHP version: https://support.pagely.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000013092-Changing-PHP-Versions

This event on August 09 will serve as an early test before the full PHP 7.4 end of life date of November 28, 2022. We want to ensure that WordPress applications that are currently set to the "Stable" (7.4) PHP version will work correctly with PHP 8.0, and if not, then there will still be a little time left to switch back to 7.4 and address any potential issues. Depending on how our testing goes, we may roll "Stable" back to 7.4 until November 28, 2022, but we are planning to keep it on 8.0 on August 09 if our testing looks good. This will occur over a 36 hour period, but we will be working with small sample sets, aim to perform the work at off-peak times relative to each Hosting Region, and downtime will be extremely minimal (less than 2 minutes, usually only 30 seconds, per app). We will test each application before/after the version changes and we will roll back to 7.4 if any issues are encountered. Once again, we recommend upgrading to "Stable" ahead of time in order to bypass this maintenance.

If you require assistance in testing your site for compatibility with PHP 8.0 before switching to "Stable" in Atomic, you are welcome to contact our Support Team 24/7 for a helping hand.
Posted Aug 03, 2022 - 12:40 UTC
This scheduled maintenance affected: VPS Hosting Infrastructure.