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PHP 5.6 Available

October 29, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Our Shared & Reseller web developers will be happy to hear that PHP 5.6 is now available. To enable on individual files, use the ".php56" extension. Enabling for an entire folder is simple, just update your .htaccess file with the following:

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php56 .php
  • Use the version you prefer. All other PHP versions remain available, of course. Just replace "56" in the above examples with "55" for PHP 5.5, and "54" for PHP 5.4, and "53" for PHP 5.3. Legacy systems also have PHP 5.2 available.
  • Upgrade soon. We recommend moving towards PHP 5.5 or higher for major performance improvements. PHP 5.3 is past end of life; applications relying on version 5.3 should be updated right away.
  • Experiment with PHP. There are many new features in PHP 5.6. If you want to learn something new, now is a great time. SSH access is included with all of our shared hosting services, so you can install Composer and fiddle with a new app or site quickly.

We hope you enjoy developing with our hosting platform! If you need a PHP module or other software installed for your development environment, in most cases we can install it for you. Send us an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know what you need.