[shared] PHP 7.4 Lifecycle Management - Pre-upgrade Maintenance for Shared Hosting Cluster
Scheduled Maintenance Report for Pagely
The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Posted Jan 12, 2023 - 08:25 UTC
In progress
Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Posted Jan 11, 2023 - 00:00 UTC
This maintenance does not affect customers using our VPS (Developer, Performance, and Enterprise) plans.

Pagely Engineers are preparing the Shared Hosting Cluster for the upgrade of PHP version 7.4 to 8.0. On the scheduled date, we will be performing migrations to new web servers that are slated to be upgraded. We will not be performing the actual upgrade at the time specified in this maintenance, however you may experience brief periods of unavailability for uncached/dynamic requests when your applications are being migrated. We will be generating a Maintenance notice specific to your account under the Alerts section within Atomic with more detailed information covering the affected apps and dates of the actual upgrade for you.

The upgrade to PHP 8.0 will be announced as a separate maintenance on https://status.pagely.com/. You can anticipate upgrades to begin as early as January 18, 2023 and continue over the next 30 days. We encourage all of our customers to prepare for the upcoming changes by testing against PHP 8.0. The best way to do this is to download your latest site backup and boot up a local WordPress environment using MAMP (https://www.mamp.info/en/mamp/), set it to use PHP 8.0, and look for errors. If you do encounter errors in your own testing, you may reach out to our Support Team for further guidance. Generally, updating plugins and themes will resolve most issues, however you may need to make changes to custom code, or, in the case of using paid plugins, you may need to obtain an updated version from the plugin's author.

PHP 7.4 stopped receiving security updates in November of 2022 and must be replaced with a supported version. We have performed compatibility scanning ahead of time to help ensure the most problematic sites receive ample time to remediate (up to 30 days), while prioritizing other sites that did not fail our scans to get the upgrade sooner. If you have any questions, please to not hesitate to Contact Support; we'll be happy to help!
Posted Jan 10, 2023 - 09:06 UTC
This scheduled maintenance affected: Shared Hosting Infrastructure.